YOUTH ENGAGEMENT

VARKALA, INDIA

Soul & Surf is a surf boutique in Varkala, India that promises guests beautiful, tourist free beaches, points and jetties to surf. As part of their local social responsibility pledge, we worked with Soul & Surf to establish a surfing program to engage local youth from the surrounding fishing villages in self-expression and ocean literacy. We cleaned the beach and then jumped in the water to surf the crystal clear waves rolling into shore. Local youth and hotel guests shared in a cross-cultural interaction that was grounded in play and fun. 

BEYOND THE SURFACE

INTERNATIONAL

BTSI is a California-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit working in solidarity with small-scale fishing villages to build social-ecological resilience through surfing, storytelling, and mindfulness workshops. 

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