We’ve got to say it: The bar was high for our national gathering, yet this weekend blew us away.
Over 175 surfers, with almost every US Chapter represented, gathered in Carlsbad for great waves, even better community, and truly inspiring speakers. We learned that our conference host Matt Beacham is really, really serious about beach preservation, got a great CS history lesson from Chandler Brownley, Chris Peck, and John Lindsley, and heard great messages from National Director J.W. Kaiser and Sumo Sato.
Damien Hobgood, Ana Barend, Corey Colapinto, and Nate Dorman came out to speak on the pro panel chat. And we heard from a local family that their young groms were waking up excited each morning asking if they were going back to the “Christian Surfers Party” again today! On Sunday morning, we celebrated with a sunrise paddle out with over 100 surfers forming a cross together in the water.
We’ve got a Highlight Video in the works and a big album of photos coming your way in the next week or two, but in the meantime, check out some photos now, and post your best to social media with #CSUSconference for all to enjoy!