Share the Stoke Foundation started with a simple Craigslist post. After receiving zero offers on her surfboard, Kelly Kingston decided to give it away for free. The only two requirements: it must be given to a kid and they must email her explaining why they should receive it. Kingston’s inbox was flooded with emails and from that moment, she realized the impact surfing could have on the younger generation. Now recognized as an official non-profit, Share the Stoke Foundation inspires kids across the globe to stay active by providing them access to surf in their local communities.
Watch the video below to learn more about the Chicama Surf Team and how Share the Stoke Foundation is changing lives of young girls in Peru.
Members of the Share the Stoke Foundation recently traveled to Peru, revisiting the Chicama Surf Team they helped create last year. The surf team now consists of ten girls who meet twice a week to surf and learn more about the sport. The mission is to promote self-esteem, motivation, and confidence through surfing, traits that will help steer them in the right direction during their impactful teen years.
To join the movement, check out their website here.