ReSurf was highlighted in the September issue of EASTERN SURF MAGAZINE!
You can read the entire issue right here and find us on page 32!
Zach Katz and the Katz Family
It’s certainly no secret that the success of ReSurf programs around the world is reliant on volunteers and the generosity of members of local communities. We recently sat down with ReSurf ambassadors, Zach Katz and his Mom, Kathy. Zach has been involved with ReSurf from the early stages, collecting used boards, mentoring new surfers and bringing surfing and stoked with a purpose to San Diego and to his favorite breaks in Rosarito, Baja California.
“The ReSurf Process,” is an 8-step process that serves the community and its participants for generations to come through mentorship and surfing. Step five of “The ReSurf Process” involves “doing ding repair, surfboard art, and design.” Incorporating surfboard art in the process inspires creativity in the children and also gives them confidence when riding their new equipment. Many of the donated surfboards are old and discolored, but a few spray cans and a creative mind can make them appear brand new. The Mural Alliance Project, of the San Diego Cultural Arts Alliance, was kind enough to send down two extremely talented artists to the recent ReSurf project in Rosarito Beach, Mexico. Saratoga Sake and Jose Venegas came down to the event and helped the ReSurf crew bring these boards to life.
Submitted by ReSurfer, Mike Donohue
The ReSurf team recently returned from a project that took place at Rosarito Beach, Baja California, Mexico. Part of ReSurf’s initiative involved teaching the children of The Boys and Girls Club the fundamentals of how to surf. The team also supplied the club with donated surfboards and gave the kids an opportunity to enhance their skills for many years to come. SUPERbrand Surfboards and Apparel was generous enough to come down and put some high-quality foam under the kid’s feet and for that we thank them!
STOKED IN BAJA – submitted by ReSurfer, Shane Roeschlein
On June 22, 2015, ReSurf debuted our west coast chapter in picturesque Rosarito, Baja, Mexico at The Club de Niños y Niñas de Rosarito (Boys and Girls Club, Rosarito Chapter). Run by Rosy Torres, a spirited and generous leader in the local community, the Boys and Girls Club is a natural partner for ReSurf.
Hello ReSurf friends! My name is Mike Donohue and I’m the new marketing intern. I joined ReSurf because I truly believe in their initiative to introduce surfing and mentorship to underprivileged children all over the world. As a surfer, I can relate first hand to the extraordinary mental and psychical benefits that surfing provides.