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Surfers on Mission was founded by Buck Waters, who began his ministry walk through a skateboard ministry, New Breed Skateboarding. The ministry grew to 150-200 skateboarders a week skating, eating and hearing a relevant gospel message. The ministry created a skateboard Sunday school class that was later highlighted in Time Magazine for creative ways to share the gospel. Later, Buck founded Christian Surfers Pensacola and began a fast tract with Christian Surfers United States and CS International. Within a year, Buck found himself working in national ministry leadership with CSUS and then later began working internationally with Christian Surfers International. Buck became Regional Director of Christian Surfers International over North America. In traveling through Central America, Brazil, Indonesia and the Caribbean. Buck began to see the desperate needs accompanying the exotic pristine surf destinations of today’s surfers. A burning revelation in his heart moved him to try to mobilize surfers to meet the basic needs of peoples suffering without hope while the surfers searched for the ultimate pristine wave. Out of this Surfers on Mission was birthed, connecting surfers to missions, surfing with significance and bringing hope through meeting basic needs while surfing exotic places for eternal purposes.
“In a world with over a hundred surfable nations the human needs are so great — yet our abilities are endless as are our resources. Let us be mobilized, go, give, serve and then surf for His glory.”
-Buck Waters, Founder