MISSION:cleanWATER – Philippines 2015

Ian and Carla Zamora are headed back to the Philippines this September. In tow, will be international professional surfers Michelle Watson, Taylor Nelson, Rosie Jaffurs, Sophia Sarlo, Taylor Bruynzeel, Jenayl Peters, and more. In lieu of their visit and in keeping with Ian & Carla’s tradition of helping those less…


3rd Annual Philippine Wahine Classic

The 3rd Annual Philippine Wahine Classic will highlight some of the best female surfers currently in the Philippines, as well as those quickly coming up the ranks.


Surf Clinic with ElYu Classic and International Guests

This October 11, 2015, Carla Zamora with The Surf Institute will collaborate with the incredible team of coaches at ElYu Classic in La Union for a one-day surf clinic featuring international surfers/experienced coaches Taylor Nelson, Sophia Sarlo, and others.


We Rise Together – Coming Spring 2015

We Rise Together, as a first installment of this series, is a short film that aims to showcase the substance behind three of Southern California’s kind-hearted and fun-loving female surfers. Join the experience as we follow Eveline Van Brande, Taylor Nelson and Anna Ehrgott for a weekend at sea.  Our story explores…


Flux: Redefining Women’s Surfing

“Uniqueness is not something you can achieve by living up to what you see… Go inside, find your voice – not your brand – and begin the journey from there.” ~ Cori Schumacher


Empowered Women at the 2nd Annual Philippine Wahine Classic

October 4 & 5, 2014, Sabang Beach, Baler, Aurora Philippines – The 2nd Annual StokedInc. Philippine Wahine Classic (PWC), created by The Surf Institute’s Carla Rowland, was presented this year by Ford Philippines, JackTV, and Solar Sports and hosted by Roy Angarra at Aliya Surf Resort. Bigger and better than…


Junior Women Empowerment Workshop Series

Young women encounter challenges everyday. Girls today experience far more oppression than previous generations. The media-saturated culture they are coming of age in exposes them to immense pressures to be beautiful and sophisticated. As they navigate a more dangerous world, young women are less protected and can find themselves in…


TSI and SJL Therapeutic Learning Center – TEAM SURF 2014

On Sunday, February 2, 2014, the SJL Therapeutic Education and Management Learning Center (SJL TEAM) held its annual TEAM Surf in San Juan, La Union, Philippines. TEAM Surf is an annual free surfing experience event for children with special needs and their families. In its fourth year, the event joined…


Climate Change – The State of the Science

Our planet is vast. It is difficult to comprehend the scale. It is difficult too to comprehend the scale of humanity and the vast changes we’ve wrought in a lifetime. Population, production and consumption have grown exponentially. Roads, railways, airlines, shipping routes. The digital revolution. We’ve created a globally interconnected…


Typhoon Haiyan – A Personal Account

When our crew arrived at the Alphaland hangar in Manila, we were unsure if we could board the plane because they were prioritizing relief goods to Guiuan. Luckily, since our filters did not weigh too much, we were allowed to board. We were accompanied by Father Edgar, who had just…