Last month CSI launched a brand new website with more functionality and a beautiful layout thanks to Tim Faase at Digerati Solutions and Chris Naylor at Naylor Design. Check it out now and look through the latest info, BD's blog, an improved payment system and more. www.christiansurfers.net
On the Rocks
'On the Rocks' is a surf evangelism video resource currently being produced by Son Surf South Africa. Imagine a surfer friendly Alpha course style DVD with solid gospel content delivered by surfers for surfers. Last month in Capetown the first of 7 videos had a trial run at a youth outreach concert. Of the 250 largely unsaved guys, some 120 came forward at the end of the appeal given by the DVD. Gifted evangelist and surfer Terryn Williams delivers the material. Go to www.ontherocksdvd.info to learn more. Our South African brothers need some $USD12,000 to finalise this and have it ready for world distribution. Would you consider being one of the 12 giving $1000 or 24 giving $500 each? We want to see this completed by June 2010! Click here to donate.
CSI has just released its annual Prayer Calendar and Groundswell Magazine for 2010. These great looking publications profile the CS nations around the world. The calendar features amazing line up shots from each nation and highlights key CS prayer requests and activities for 2010. Groundswell Magazine holds stories and reports of Christian Surfers groups around the world from 2009. Get yours from your national leader or email email@example.com (our online store will relaunch soon).
Portuguese Surfers Bible
Christian Surfers Portugal are over the moon to announce the release of the Portuguese Surfers Bible. Completely different to the Brazillian Portuguese Surfers Bible, the Portuguese Surfers Bible features local Portuguese surfers as well as internationals and is translated in European Portuguese. Available now from CS Portugal, contact Zaca Soveral or Buck Waters to order.
With the Hawaii season now completed, both Abe Andrews and Liselle Wilsnaugh have completed their first full year of chaplaincy on the WCT Pro Tour. Abe has made all of the men's events and Liselle most of the fragmented women's tour. Abe reports that there has been great open doors and a very favourable reception, while Liselle is finding the women's tour much tougher. Please pray for them both and send a note of encouragement.
Pastor Mike Stangel, the Triple Crown Chaplain, reports a great open door by director Randy Rarick, "Randy has requested that I take initiative to pray for the surfers and in this way bring God into the Triple Crown. With the heavy waves this year, there were many takers!"
Featuring: Mick Fanning, Clay Marzo, Bobby Martinez, Joel Parkinson, Mitch Coleborne, Dean Morrison, Brent Dorrington, Jack Freestone, Taj Burrows, Mitch Crews, Dale richards, Teal Vanner, Chris Chippa Wilson, Dan Pryor, Blake Ainsworth, Asher Pacey, Josh Kerr, Bede Durbidge and any other crew that brought somin serious to the table.
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The tournament in memory of Eddie Aikau captures the heart of one of the true legends of the surf and recounts the story of his life and death in a way that can not easily forget.
Begins with a traditional Hawaiian ceremony, which opens the period of two months of waiting for a swell that makes rolling waves of 20 feet at Waimea Bay.
In Aikau's honor, the surfwear company Quiksilver sponsors the The Eddie — the Quiksilver Big Wave Invitational in Memory of Eddie Aikau at Waimea Bay. The idea of the Quiksilver Big Wave Invitational was created by Bruce Raymond and Bob McKnight.
Since its inception (Eddie Aikau's brother Clyde Aikau won the first Eddie in 1985), the tournament has only been held seven times, due to a precondition that open-ocean swells reach a minimum of 20 feet (this translates to a wave face height of over 30 feet).
The most recent tournament was in December 2004, when waves in the bay reached 30 to 50 feet (15 m) high.
The contest only invites 24 big-wave riders to participate in two rounds of competition. The event does not allow the use of jet skis to tow surfers into the waves.
In 1978, the Polynesian Voyaging Society was seeking volunteers for a 30-day, 2,500-mile (4,000 km) journey to follow the ancient route of the Polynesian migration between the Hawaiian and Tahitian island chains. At 31 years of age, Eddie Aikau joined the voyage as a crew member.
The Hokule'a left the Hawaiian islands on March 16, 1978. The double-hulled voyaging canoe developed a leak in one of the hulls and later capsized about twelve miles (19 km) south of the island of Molokai.
In an attempt to get help, Eddie Aikau made a decision that costed his life, Eddie Aikau paddled toward Lanai on his surfboard. Although the rest of the crew was later rescued by the U.S. Coast Guard, Eddie Aikau was never seen again.
Eddie Aikau , he gave his own life while trying to save the lives of their friends.
This is Awesome !!! Eddie Aikau and the sacrifice, he made.
He understood what being a true friend, give your life for the good of others.
It is no surprise when they retell the story of Eddie Aikau and our hearts are touched with respect.
There is a story in the pages of the Bible, about Jesus, who gave his life for everyone, even by those who do not know.
In Romans 5: 6-8 is written:
*6-You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly.
*7-Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous man, though for a good man someone might possibly dare to die.
*8-But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us."
"Eddie Would Go" , is written on the stickers and shirts.