Christian Surfers International is an interdenominational mission movement that shares the love of Jesus amongst the global surfing tribe. It was founded in the late 1970's in Cronulla, Australia.
The movement, which is incorporated as a not-for-profit in Australia, also has chapters in over 25 countries worldwide including New Zealand, United States, United Kingdom, South Africa, France, Japan, and Brazil. Christian Surfers have received recognition for their commitment to the international surfing community, organic faith initiatives, and compassion activities such as tsunami-relief and other aid projects, as well as providing chaplaincy to the Association of Surfing Professionals World Tour. The Christian Surfers International website is the primary source for information about the work of Christian Surfers globally.
CS (as it is often referred to) publishes the Surfers Bible, runs mission trips, camps and surf comps like the Jesus Pro Am, premieres films in conjunction with Walking on Water, provides a positive mentoring environment for young surfers, offers hospitality for traveling surfers, and undertakes numerous social action initiatives (in the countries listed above, and also abroad).
At its core the movement's goal is to be a Christian presence and witness to the world surfing community.
Whilst there are many members of the global surfing tribe who follow Jesus, some notable names are:
- Bethany Hamilton
- C.J. Hobgood
- Damien Hobgood
- Tim Curran
- Tom Curren
- Skip Frye
- Joey Buran
- Glyndyn Ringrose
- Al Merrick
- Eric Arakawa
- John 'JC' Carper
Famous quotes containing the word christian:
“Humility is the sure evidence of Christian virtues. Without it, we retain all our faults still, and they are only covered over with pride, which hides them from other mens observation, and sometimes from our own too.”
—François, Duc De La Rochefoucauld (16131680)