OUR MINDSET

Our mission is to provide genuine surf trip experiences by promoting the discovery of new cultures and personal development while sharing our passion for surfing and travel.

Be the standard for managing surf travel internationnally and be recognized as a mark of quality in the surf industry.

We believe that travelling is the best way to take an overall view of the world and that it influences our life goals by questionning the importance of acummulating material goods compared to living unforgettable experiences of freedom, sharing our passions and living intensely an adventurous and exciting life.

Surfing is more than just a sport for us, it’s a lifestyle, and environment in which we push our limits everyday to stay hype, happy, physically fit and connected with nature.

Our Philosophy

Socrates-:  “The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new”

At Surf Expedition our philosophy is:

To make each day a masterpiece:  Because of our busy lifestyles, it is often easy to lose sight of the importance of each day, we are fortunate enough to have so many days, but never seem to make the most of them. But it has been said that a single day serves as a microcosm of your life, we want to help you spend your days with us, in a way that embodies the way you would want to live your life.  At the end of it all, your life will boil down to the accumulation of all your days, and will serve as your masterpiece, we would like to make sure that each day in our company will help you chisel the great sculpture that is your life.  We want you to treat each day in our camp the same, we do not want you to write off days as being “bad”, because a day is a gift and still counts towards a total work of art.

To Live simply and happy:  Morris West:- “If you spend your whole life waiting for the storm, you will never enjoy the sunshine”. 

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to feel happy, wild, free and relaxed. You can achieve that with us by filling each moment of your day simply, but with fun, adventure and happiness.

Our goal is to help you experience the freedom of being one with nature, and feeling the healing power of the ocean.

Take time to re-soul:  the great physiologist Walter Cannon said:- “There is an innate wisdom in our bodies. May we align with the inner wisdom we all possess”.  At Surf Exp we are explorers at heart.  Our passion and motivation is to promote a good healthy lifestyle, because we are aware of the mind-body unity.  We would like you to leave us with a rejuvenated soul, and your physical well being totally re-boosted.  An injection of new found energy giving you the power to re-design the life you desire

Lead with spirit:-  Mother Teresa said that the secret to her leadership was:- “Small work with great love”

We believe that leading is giving, a relationship rooted in community and nature. Our journey is a search for collective spirit and true community with others.  The first step towards enlightment and exploration of our inner being/soul, the search for our spiritual centre,  to share, inspire and be inspired. Spirit means life, living with meaning, purpose , compassion, awareness, love, courage, power and hope, the direction we would like to lead you in.

Always try to do the right thing right:- Napoleon Hill “Don’t wait the time will never be just right”

It always seems like something is just not right in order to start something new in your life. But the timing may never be perfect, you just have to get it started so that things can begin to develop.  You make things right as you go along. As things pick up steam and build momentum you will realize that the “just right thinking” was just an excuse to delay the start or procrastinate.  You will thank yourself for trying to do the right thing.

By doing the right thing we tend to get the same things back.  We want to give value to the people around us, we feel that doing the right thing for ourselves and towards others certainly makes us better people.  Building up our self esteem and that of others too, it creates great self-acceptance, helping us be true to you and ourselves too.

It is said that by giving off positive energy, we reap the benefits of receiving what we give off, so come join us, to share in the spirit of positivity, kindness, good vibes, peacefulness and happiness

One of our core values is the protection of the environment. We are constantly in contact with it whether we are in the ocean, in the jungle, the mountains or walking barefoot on a dirt road in the rain. We have a beautiful planet and its preservation is a priority for us. We support any initiatives on reforestation and conservation of wildlife. We are associated with the company 10 trees, a Canadian company that plant 10 trees for every t-shirt sold.

 

Another of our values is to help one another. We want to show how surfing and traveling can bring happiness, relaxation and a sense of achievement. During our travel, we are often in contact with victims of poverty and we try our best to share our wealth and knowledge to help them. Whether taking a hungry child to a restaurant or providing a meal to a homeless person, we try to sweeten the day of a person in need when we have the occasion because sometimes it doesn’t take much to help someone change his vision to a more positive state of mind.

 

In a recent trip to Colombia, we provided materials for repairing surfboards that were given by the  Share the stoke foundation. In Nicaragua and Panama, we are giving soccer balls and school material to young children in the regions we operate. We also encourage our travelers to bring a gift or something to leave to the children of the country visited.

 

Our friends at Hurley support us and we are proud to be affiliated with them because we think they are one of the big surf companies that contribute the most to help others and diminish their foot print on the environment. Jon Rose at Hurley put together the Wave for Water foundation and he’s doing an amazing job at supplying clean water to third world countries impacted by natural disasters. You too can change the world by starting your own campaign on their web site to gather funds and bring water filters to people in need on your next surf trip.

 

Hurley are also raising the bar when it comes to using recycled material to produce their apparel. Did you know that you can find 12 plastic bottles in a pair of Hurley Phantom Fuse 3 boardhorts?

 

For all the gear we produce, we meet with the direct artisans and make sure they are happy to work with us, that the price we pay for the products is fair and that they are working in a decent environment. We employ local Nicaraguayan people to produce all our shirts and caps, which they make at their house or personal workshop.