Well, what a trip. This year, a crew of 3 from Encinitas chapter went down to the Dominican Republic to help with the second annual Christian Surfers Dominican Republic Surf Contest and missions work. We were blessed to be able to bring down 6 surfboards to leave in the DR (from some generous friends and Steve Ford of Ford Surfboards), a whole slew of swag from Jedidiah and Quiksilver, trophies, surf wax, and more. Thanks so much to everyone who donated, it was amazing support. When we got down to the DR Surf adventures house (thanks again Allan and Bryan!), we met up with Dustin Miller, one of the raddest dude-tastic bros we have the pleasure of knowing down in the DR. The week proceeded to be full of great experiences, getting plugged-in to some local churches, the CS DR chapter, school programs, medical clinic, work and fun with the Haslett family's Ninos de la Luz ministry for street children, and all preparations/running the contest. What a blessing to be part of it all. It was great to see some familiar faces as well as make a bunch of new friends. The contest had some sketchy weather on the horizon for first day, but as things materialized we knew it was going to be great. There was a great kick off event for registration, I was able to play a little benefit show at the Aloha Surf Cafe in Cabarete, and the waves and weather hit perfect for the final day of the contest. Thanks to everyone for the prayers and support. The trip and the contest were awesome. Looking forward to next year! Check out the video recap to see it all for yourself! More videos from the show and surfing coming soon. Stay tuned.
Pursuing passions and appreciating the joys and blessings of life. I have been given so much, I'd like to use music as an avenue to give back.