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WAVE WEDNESDAY:
Lights, Camera, Surf! 
Team rider Paul Pugliesi had a film crew with him for his Ventura, CA leg of the WSA surf tour.   Paul is taking part in a 5 part miniseries being directed by Daniel Hissen which is highlighting the West Coast as a wonderful place to visit.  Airing sometime next year in the UK and USA, Pugliesi’s feature is a day in the life of a Pro West Coast Surfer. 
Stay tuned for future updates!

WAVE WEDNESDAY:

Lights, Camera, Surf! 

Team rider Paul Pugliesi had a film crew with him for his Ventura, CA leg of the WSA surf tour.   Paul is taking part in a 5 part miniseries being directed by Daniel Hissen which is highlighting the West Coast as a wonderful place to visit.  Airing sometime next year in the UK and USA, Pugliesi’s feature is a day in the life of a Pro West Coast Surfer. 

Stay tuned for future updates!

WAVE WEDNESDAY: 

No beach or ocean needed here! Team rider Elliott Grozan getting some wave-pool action at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon in Orlando, FL this past weekend. 

WAVE WEDNESDAY: 
Team rider Bailey Nagy competed in HSA (Hawaii Surfing Association) at Renicks competition this past weekend and walked away with a WIN.  
Check out this video for a glimpse of the surfing action that went on… these kids sure know how to kick some wave butt.  

WAVE WEDNESDAY: 

Team rider Bailey Nagy competed in HSA (Hawaii Surfing Association) at Renicks competition this past weekend and walked away with a WIN.  

Check out this video for a glimpse of the surfing action that went on… these kids sure know how to kick some wave butt.  

WAVE WEDNESDAY: 

Thanks to team rider Paul Pence for providing us with these shots.  

Team Rider Heads to Bali on Mission Trip

Aloha!  My name is Heather Faustin and I really wanted to fill you in on an awesome opportunity that has come to a bunch of us local surfers. 
Through my church, New Hope Pearl Community, we have started a surf ministry called Believe, Receive, and Live (B.R.L.).

Our mission is to use our passion for surfing to reach and impact others not only in Hawaii, but all over the world.

  

Our goal is not to push religion or beliefs on any one. Our goal is simply to give hope and help where we can. As a small ministry we have developed a strong bond with the people of Bali, Indonesia. We have already taken 3 mission trips there and each trip we learn, impact, and reach more and more. Over the past couple of years we have added a little more to our mission statement. You guys know firsthand that the surfing community has become very influential, and being involved in surf contests, naturally everyone gets to know each other. The surfing community is not always a positive influence, but it totally can be restored to its former glory one step at a time. Kaito Kino, Matty Costa, Davin Jaime, Kylen and Cole Yamakawa, Chatson Barrett, Elliot Leong, and EJ Mitsui to name a few, have or are coming on this Bali trip. I think this is such an awesome opportunity to take these boys outside of their comfort zones of North Shore and Kewalos, and show them the world, not only through surfers’ eyes, but through eyes of compassion. Each surf session seems like a contest with Hawaii surfers dominating the line-up. Three weeks in Bali definitely improves our surfing as well as our minds. What’s awesome about having such great surfers coming along this trip is having the ability to allow our sponsors to come along for the effort to spread our love for surfing and be a positive light in the dark. 
The trip dates are from July 10 to August 2, and there are about 10 of us setting out on this journey.  So many amazing things are falling together that I can’t help but try and get everyone involved. This is the biggest group we have had yet, and it only means that we will have more donations, more hands-on help, and most importantly more opportunities to change and be changed by the experiences we encounter. My main focus of this mission trip is to use the gifts and passions God has given me to inspire other people to do the same. I love surfing and I am not going to lie and tell you that it’s not on my mind when thinking about this trip. Surfing in Bali is epic! On top of that the food is delicious, the people are amazing, and the culture is so intriguing. Seeing beyond the surf, food, and culture, I see a country screaming for someone to pay attention. Bali is a third world country with a highly corrupt government and poverty stricken areas at almost every corner. We are only one group and may not be able to change much, but we can offer hope, encouragement, and love to people who desperately need it. We don’t have a lot of money, but we have a lot of heart.
Being able to extract ourselves from the tourist scene and really connect with the people is what’s important. Some ideas that we have been brainstorming on are weekly surf lessons for the kids, cooking  spam musubis for the workers on Poppies, visiting  villages and bringing clothes, water, water filters, rice, building chicken coops, and connecting with local churches we can sponsor throughout the year.


This trip provides an opportunity to meet the physical and spiritual needs of a community that is desperately in need. I invite you along this journey to help us spread the word and reach out to get help any way people are willing to give. We will have to be creative to raise the money, so any financial help is greatly appreciated, but are blessed with any level of support you can offer. All financial support can be tax deductible. We are collecting clothing donations of all sizes. We are also taking in thin coloring books, crayons, markers, bibles, and journals.
If you are at all lead to be a part of this effort of community, compassion, and change, please feel free to contact me by phone or email. I am willing to talk to or set up a meeting with anyone interested in offering support.

Thank you so much,  
Heather Faustin


  

WAVE WEDNESDAY:  
Thanks to team rider Chase Fisher for sharing this picture of him surfing some where in beautiful San Diego, California.   It’s so bright and sunny out he shredding up the waves while sporting his Blenders shades.   
He sure makes it all look so easy and cool… feeling a little jealous right now.   

WAVE WEDNESDAY:  

Thanks to team rider Chase Fisher for sharing this picture of him surfing some where in beautiful San Diego, California.   It’s so bright and sunny out he shredding up the waves while sporting his Blenders shades.   

He sure makes it all look so easy and cool… feeling a little jealous right now.   

WAVE WEDNESDAY:  A little delayed, but a CONGRATULATIONS is owed to team rider Paul Pugliesi who defended his West Coast Masters Title for the second year in a row at the Western Surfing Association West Coast Championships May 12-13 in San Onofre, CA.  Also during the event Paul took 3rd overall in Open Men’s. 

WAVE WEDNESDAY:  A little delayed, but a CONGRATULATIONS is owed to team rider Paul Pugliesi who defended his West Coast Masters Title for the second year in a row at the Western Surfing Association West Coast Championships May 12-13 in San Onofre, CA.  Also during the event Paul took 3rd overall in Open Men’s. 

WAVE WEDNESDAY:   A GIANT congratulations goes out to Team Rider Paul Pence who competed in the Surf Ride / CSF’s big championship on May 5, 2012 and took 2nd place in the contest and 1st for the season.  This is his 4th season title!

See complete results HERE. 
 

WAVE WEDNESDAY:   A GIANT congratulations goes out to Team Rider Paul Pence who competed in the Surf Ride / CSF’s big championship on May 5, 2012 and took 2nd place in the contest and 1st for the season.  This is his 4th season title!


See complete results HERE

 

WAVE WEDNESDAY:   It’s been awhile, but trying to get back on track…  
Thanks to Team Rider Heather Faustin for recently sharing this picture with us of her hitting the waves in Hawaii.  

WAVE WEDNESDAY:   It’s been awhile, but trying to get back on track…  

Thanks to Team Rider Heather Faustin for recently sharing this picture with us of her hitting the waves in Hawaii.  

CHECK THIS OUT:  Flojos Team Rider, Chase Fisher, embarks on an entrepreneurial adventure with his new San Diego-based sunglasses company, Blenders Eyewear.  

Currently half way to their goal of raising $5,000 for Shades For Scholarships on Indiegogo.com.  Please help them reach their goal of assisting college students in paying for their education.   With every donation over $10, you will get cool Blenders glasses and gear.  

Help cause and get rewarded, doesn’t get much better then that!

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P.S.  Deadline for donations is May 10th