Surfing is a form of free expression. Join the local surfers of San Bernardo del Viento along Colombia’s Caribbean Sea of Colombia for surf sessions.
San Bernardo del Viento is a fishing community. The idea to bring surfing into the community as a tool for youth development and community empowerment wasn’t too far fetched as the kids are use to playing in the sea and often grab pieces of wood that wash to shore to use as bodyboards.
Kids from Fundación Sinumar learn about ocean safety, marine conservation, plastic pollution, mangrove protection, and how to use surfing as a metaphor in and out of the water, in their daily lives.
Coast 2 Coast facilitated surf classes with the local groms and then organized a surf contest where judges evaluated the participants on their values, sportsmanship, and surfing abilities. Participants "paid" the registration fee with 100 pieces of garbage each found on the beach.