The Share the Stoke Foundation is a growing non-profit organization dedicated to providing surfboards to kids and teenagers in need. The goal behind this program is to give youth the opportunity to get involved in surfing rather than hanging out on the street where trouble is lurking. Surfing requires hard-work, dedication, and perseverance which are all perfect life examples for young people. When a child is to finally able to stand up and conquer their first wave, it evokes a huge amount of self-confidence that can completely change the direction of these young teens’ lives forever.
The video below shows the most recent “Stoke Mission” in Choco, Columbia. The team gathered in a village where kids were longing for something exciting to enrich their lives. The passion that these young adults have about surfing is portrayed through the video, as well as the amazing impact a surfboard can have on their lives.
Kids everywhere love the idea of learning to surf, and the Share The Stoke Foundation provides the necessary resources to do so. Starting from listing a free surfboard on Craigslist, founder Kelly Kingston has devoted her life to traveling the world to help these children in need.
In partnership with Firewire Surfboards and FCS Fins, STSF will kick off a one-of-a-kind global outreach program impacting 100 disadvantaged children. The 100 Board Project will donate 100 Firewire surfboards throughout 10 coastal communities around the world. STSF will be working with local surf organizations to help identify and monitor 10 disadvantaged children in each pre-selected location.
The goal is to give these kids STSF surf kits, which include get a brand new Firewire surfboard, FCS fins and leash, and Sticky Bumps surf wax. STSF will also provide surf and swim lessons along with a dedicated “Let’s Surf” community beach day.
- Talk about stoked! This kid can’t wait to take his new board out and shred! Photo: Share The Stoke Foundation
To keep up on the amazing ways children’s lives are being enriched, check out and “like” the Share The Stoke Facebook Page.