Who we are
We are a group of dedicated cold water surfers who are also committed Christians. We have a big heart for the surfers in Norway and we want to take part in the growing surf community in our country. With our passion for surfing and for the amazing creation we are surrounded by when we surf, we know that we are truly blessed. CSN is not a church or a fellowship for believers only, but we simply want to share our faith with the surfers around us and bridge the gap between the beach and the church. We are proud to be a part of Christian Surfers International, a world - wide organisation with a serving presence in the surf community in over 40 different surf destinations.
While most of the surfers in our world are cruizing around in their boardshorts, getting tanned and drinking from coco nuts, we find great joy in surfing with 6 mm wetsuits, constant brainfreeze and icicles from our noses.
What we do
Being in the ocean, with spectacular nature around us, catching waves and share this moments with our friends are of such great value.
To have the opportunity to surf is such a blessing and we wish to give something back to the surf community, local spots and nature surrounding it. To be able to give away a wave sometimes, teach the next generation how to enjoy surfing, treat locals and other surfers with respect and keep the beaches free from trash, are some of the things we wish to prioritize with our surfing. It is not always easy to keep such an attitude, but we want to try.
We want to use our surfing to reach surfers with the good news, share life and create good vibes wherever we go!
We believe in helping those around us and have a servant mind in our community. There's always someone who needs help with their house, getting groceries, fix a ding, instruction or pick someone up. This is a valuable way to build relations and trust. We also want to serve at different surf related events with our voluntary work, judging, serving food or cleaning the beach.
The level of surfing in Norway is getting better and more contests are held. The surf community is growing and the we see that there is needed good, experienced judges. We have created a judging team and used some time on training, taking courses and judge different contests. Today, we have experience from the Norgewegian Championship, Xwave, Stad Surffestivale and the European Championship.
To fulfill the vision of Christian Surfers and to have an impact on the Norwegian surf culture, we want to have local missions, called chapters, close to all the surfspots. This is a group of people that meet regularly and are about fellowship, surfing and creating good vibes locally. Today we have established a chapter at Stad and in Oslo.
Christian Surfers Norway arrange different events every year for surfers. This might include bigger or smaller camps, longer surf trips overseas, one-day-trip, beach clean, kids days, competitions, short-term-mission trips and leadership training. We experience a need for opportunities to meet, surf and hang out with like minded surfers. Go to our events to check out whats next
What we believe
We believe there is one creator of the ocean, God, and that we can have a personal relationship with Him through His son Jesus Christ. As Christians we are not perfect and our aim is not to be better than others. Our life in Christ is by Gods grace alone, and we want to share that with our surfing friends.
Surfers in general rarely see the inside of a church, and the churches doesn´t seem to know how to relate to surfers. We desire to fill the cultural gap between the beach and the church, and our ministry is a tool for churches located close to surfers.
“Christian surfers hold to an evangelical statement of faith.” If you are curious to read about our statement of faith, you can read more here
CSN wants to be a Christian presence and witness in the norwegian surfing community. We wish to share our faith with surfers, disciple them into the local church and do it together.
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Christian Surfers International was created in 1999. Before, the vision had already started with Brett Davis and his aussie mates down under, who has been reaching out to surfers in Australia since 1970s. More nations with believing surfers wanted to join together as an international movement. Today, the organization is represented in many countries and surfing destinations all over the world. CSN are one of the newest joining nations and are proud to be a part of this big fellowship.
To be part of a worldwide organization gives us the blessing of friends and contacts all around the world. We have a big family of likeminded surfers, and we are connecting with them. The leadership of CSNattends in conferences arranged by CS International and CS Europe, which gives us the opportunity to stay in touch.
Being a CS member makes it easy to contact chapters or people around the world if you are planning a surf trip. Every year we arrange an international surf trip to connect or help other CS nations. This is a great way to be inspired, and to contribute with the work of other CS nations.
” We are called to the world surfing community and will seek to facilitate surfing outreach to every surfing nation. We are part of an international family of missions committed to the common good.”
- - - core values