Catholic Surfing Ministries is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization instituted in Hawaii. It began in 2001 as an annual week-long Catholic surf retreat held on Oahu. Catholic Surfing Ministries has expanded to offer free faith-based Catholic surf retreats, sharing surfing and the faith with more people.
In the spirit of the New Evangelization, Catholic Surfing Ministries inspires and supports people to genuinely live the Catholic faith through the Sacraments and surfing.
The New Evangelization
The New Evangelization calls each of us to deepen our faith, believe in the Gospel message and go forth to proclaim the Gospel. The focus of the New Evangelization calls all Catholics to be evangelized and then go forth to evangelize. In a special way, the New Evangelization is focused on 're-proposing' the Gospel to those who have experienced a crisis of faith. Pope Benedict XVI called for the re-proposing of the Gospel "to those regions awaiting the first evangelization and to those regions where the roots of Christianity are deep but who have experienced a serious crisis of faith due to secularization." The New Evangelization invites each Catholic to renew their relationship with Jesus Christ and his Church. Learn more at USCCB.org...
Connect with Nature
Surfing connects people with God's creation in a very special. Every wave is unique, and waves can travel thousands of miles before reaching land, crashing into the shore. As surfers, we are blessed to share in the final moments of the wave's existence--riding the wave and becoming one with nature.
Surfing engages all the senses--the beauty and expanse of the ocean, the fresh smell of the salty air and surf wax, the sound of the waves crashing, and the feeling of being completely immersed in the water. There is nothing quite like it!
Explore the Beauty of the Catholic Faith
Our Catholic faith is full of rich and beautiful spiritual traditions. God offers us tangible signs of grace through the Sacraments, instituted by Christ, providing the path to divine life eternal. Catholic Surfing Ministries invites people to live life to the fullest, achieved only through a personal relationship with Christ and closeness to His Sacraments offered through the Catholic Church.
We show young people the beauty and uniqueness found in the Catholic faith and traditions. It is a dynamic, vibrant faith. Let us show the world our true beauty!