It has been my lifelong dream to be a pro surfer that above all else honors Jesus Christ and lives for ONLY Him. This year I have been able to step out in faith and do just that. Most importantly, in 2014 I have gotten to share the gospel of Jesus Christ with hundreds of people. This has taken place one on one with friends I have met through surfing, and also in large group settings in Florida, Puerto Rico, California, Argentina, Mexico, Hawaii, North Carolina, New Jersey, and New York. In 2014 I got to guest speak, sharing the truth of Jesus Christ at over 20 groups including; Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Christian Surfers, Churches, Bible Studies, Youth Groups, and at various Schools. (Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org to have me come and speak to your group.)
I competed in Pro surf contests in all of the places listed above as well. These surf contests have brought me into contact with many of the people I have been able to love as Christ loves and share the truth of his grace and love with them. My final surf contest of the 2014 year was at Sunset Beach, Oahu, Hawaii where I got to surf against World Champion, Sunny Garcia, I narrowly lost to him by a couple points.
My final rating for 2014 is 400 in the world on the Association of Surfing Professionals World Qualifying Series. I am still in Hawaii now training for surfing and interning at Sunset Beach Christian Church. It has been a fruitful year of surfing and ministry around the globe. I have been able to connect and become friends with many fellow pro surfers on the contest series, praying with them, and being a leader for Christ and using this simple gift of surfing to change lives in the name of Jesus.
I will soon be returning home to South Carolina for Christmas to be with my family before the start of the 2015 competition season. 2015 includes contests in California, the East Coast of the USA, Australia, South America, Europe, Asia, and Hawaii. I am planning to compete in as many of these events as I can afford to get to. I will also be doing college online as a travel the globe next year.
People often ask how I am able to pay for all the travel on this tour. My funding comes from donations of supporters who want to see the gospel of Jesus Christ, the one and only God, be sent forth into the world of pro surfing. I also have developed a T-Shirt line that has helped with the cost of travel. If you would like to be a part of supporting what God is doing through me in pro surfing, please contact me at email@example.com. You can also buy a shirt on my Website or from me personally.
It is my burning passion and desire to see people come to know Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and savior.
Thank you so much for your prayers and support as I surf for the Lord Jesus Christ!