Furthermore, teaching our HLC students how to surf is our way of encouraging them to become brave, courageous, self-reliant, and self-confident girls and boys. Through surfing, we are encouraging kids to try something new, to learn how to navigate risk, to not be afraid to fail, and to leave their comfort zones. Ultimately, we want our students to dare to dream boldly and to be different.
In February 2014, the team was fortunate enough to start training together with the help of pro surfers Kyron Rathbone and Manette Alcala (how awesome is that?). Team Costa del Surf/Cantilan is currently composed of Team Captain Charlene "Kitkat" Guillen, Trainer/Asst. Coach Brendo Torrejos, Paul Christian Libay, and Christian Philip "Soysoy" Marzon. Helping with the training are Datdat Parian, Kajing Correos, and Christel Yparraguirre. Joining us for a few days of training were some of the high school students of the Hotchkiss Learning Center who tried surfing for the first time (they were so excited about it that they wore their school uniforms while surfing!).
Big thanks to our team sponsor Alex Bangert and to the rest of the team that made all of this possible: Paul Gocela, Edleine Mae Tico, Rhia Clemenso.
Check out this amazing video by Kyron showcasing just how much fun it is to surf in Cantilan!
Announcement: 2017 Costa del Surf Competition
Join us in our first grommet competition!
Check out this new video of the Costa del Surf team practicing for their competition!
Surfing for Physical Ed. class? Why not?! It teaches discipline, patience, and all that other good stuff. Most of all, it's fun! In this video, you'll see the students of the Hotchkiss Learning Center (HLC) in Cantilan, Surigao del Sur, Philippines practicing for their first grommet competition. Wanna join or support our Costa del Surf team? Visit www.hotchkissfoundation.org to see how you can help.