Big Brothers Big Sisters

San Diego Charity Golf Event Winner Enjoys Surf Vacation in Bahia Ballena

This week, Sam Quigley and two of his friends are in Bahia Ballena, Costa Rica for a week of surfing and relaxation with Bodhi Surf School. Sam won the trip (well, not technically… more on this below) in the annual Big Brothers Big Sisters 100 Holes for 100 Kids golf event last June in San […]

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Surfing and travelers' philanthropy

We Have Launched Our Travelers’ Philanthropy Program!

You may have heard lots of buzz from us in recent months regarding something called a “Travelers’ Philanthropy Program”. Travelers’ philanthropy is not a new concept, in fact, you have probably encountered opportunities to donate to different causes in the places that you have visited. Primarily, the idea behind travelers’ philanthropy is that via the […]

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A meditative moment before yoga practice

Why Do I Practice Yoga? Why Do I Teach?

Yoga came into my life for the first time in 1999, when I joined a class at a friend’s house. A few months later, I began attending the classes being offered at my gym, and although now I don’t consider gyms to be the best place to learn yoga (as I will explain more below), […]

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On the road surf trip

Quiz: What Kind Of Surfer Are You?

Today we celebrate International Surfing Day, and it’s time to answer that ever-burning question you’ve surely been asking yourself: “What kind of surfer am I?” Because just like there are countless types of fish in the sea, there are also countless types of surfers—well, also in the sea, now that we think of it. We […]

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Learning about surfing

What I’ve Learned About Business

I’ve never considered myself a “business-y person”: I always avoided classes with terms like economics, management, and marketing like the plague. It probably had something to do with being young, idealistic (naive?), and slightly revolutionary. Very dramatically, I always believed that the majority of business and industry (and those who controlled them) would stop at […]

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Post-surf papaya

Soul Surf: Shannon’s Story

Shannon joined us early this summer, after finishing her first year of university and before starting work at a surf camp in North Carolina which she has attended either as a counsellor or a student for the past several years. While her passion for the ocean and surfing were already firmly established, she was still thrilled to spend […]

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