Empowered Wahines!

TSI’s first junior wahine empowerment workshop went off without a hitch! On Saturday, June 7th, an intimate group of young ladies attended the first of a three-part series that is intended to encourage and inspire them to reach their maximum potential. Located up in the beautiful hills of Malibu, the ladies participated in an array of activities created […]

Junior Women Empowerment Workshop – Series 1

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 situations they are not prepared […]

Surfboards for Samar

We are gathering together all your old boards to send via shipping container to the guys and gals of Calicoan in Guiuan, Samar.

Surf & Yoga Fusion – Ventura

This year, TSI’s focus is to expand its already extensive method into one that encompasses more variety of activities and experiences that enhance the journey surfing has led you on. One such activity is yoga. Practicing yoga is an immensely powerful tool that helps surfers become more in tune with both their bodies and their surrounding environment.

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 forces with Carla Rowland of […]

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 society. Evidence is mounting we’ve […]

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 arrived from a 3-day journey […]


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Super Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda Disaster Relief

Unconfirmed reports suggest at least 10,000 people died in the central Philippines province of Leyte after Super Typhoon Haiyan hit the region. At least 10,000 people have died in the central Philippines province of Leyte after Super Typhoon Haiyan hit the region, a senior police official has said. About 70 to 80 per cent of […]