Ride. Inspire. Lead.
Surfing was added to Chill’s roster of boardsports in 2013. With surfing, the challenge (and fun) begins long before ever riding the board. Paddling out, catching a wave, and standing up are all challenges to overcome on the road riding your first wave and experiencing the pride and excitement that come with it. If that doesn’t sound good enough already, the day is capped off by time spent at the beach with friends.
“My favorite part of Chill is Shout Out time. At the end of the night, we give each other shout outs for what everyone did well that night. It really builds community in the kids from all different parts of our community to recognize the strengths in each other.”
MELISSA, CHILL CHAPERONE/TEACHER
Our Program Approach
Revolving around a core value-driven curriculum, Chill programs consist of experiential learning activities, reflection, and discussion, paired with boardsport lessons. Chill’s six core values (Respect, Courage, Patience, Persistence, Responsibility, and Pride) provide youth with a foundation and framework for learning and growth, supported and enhanced through progression in boardsports skills and adult mentorship. Chill strives to remove barriers to accessing boardsports by providing youth with everything they need to get after it, at absolutely no cost. New skills gained through boardsport progression and core-value exploration are then directly applied to everyday life, challenging youth to step out of their comfort zone – both on and off their board. To read more, click HERE.
Typical Program Schedule
Agency leads and youth arrive at the surf program location.
Gear up and prepare to hit the waves.
Participate in core-value activities/discussions.
Hop on the board for lessons, instruction, and fun.
Close out the program with a debrief lesson and core value review.
High fives and smiles. Get stoked for next week!
Gear That's Included
Access to a surf location, lessons, and gear: a surf board and wetsuit or rash guard are provided at no cost to the youth and agency leads to use at program.
Core programs define Chill and provide youth the opportunity to tackle progression on and off their boards through a uniquely cool and experiential approach.
Discover programs provide an opportunity for partner agencies and youth to discover Chill’s philosophy through an introductory program.
Explore programs provide youth who have participated in Chill with the opportunity to build leadership skills, advance their boardsport experience and passion, and explore unique career opportunities through structured experiences.