Surf Tourism

June 2014

Surf tourism can either hurt or help communities around the world. In this video, we travel to the small surfing village of Gigante, Nicaragua where we learn how an organization called “Project WOO” is teaming up with local residents to use surf tourism to better their community. Their work in Gigante is a great example of how tourism can have a positive impact on communities around the world through community driven development.

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Share this video.

The more people who know about this issue, the more effective we can be.


Support Project WOO in Gigante, Nicaragua.

You can donate or check out volunteer opportunities here: http://www.projectwoo.org/.


Become a “VolunTourist”.

On your next trip, consider volunteering while traveling. It’s a great way to get to know the people, history, culture, geography, and the environment. Voluntourist.org can give you some ideas.

Host A Show

Want to host a screening? Great! Here are 5 steps to get started:


Setup a computer and stream it online with friends in the room.

If you can’t make this happen we would be happy to mail a DVD, it just might take some time because there’s a good change we’ll be out shooting on location for a new film.


Choose your space.

You can show the film in your backyard, living room, school, university, church, library…wherever…just make sure there’s a power supply!


Set up the technology.

The space you choose will determine the technology you need. The basic components are: power supply, computer with hi-res digital copy of movie, speakers, digital projector or TV, appropriate cables, and screen. If your space doesn’t have all the necessary components, you can rent equipment on the cheap.
The basics: connect the video signal from your computer to the projector/TV; connect the audio signal from your computer to the speakers/TV. If you’re renting a projector, the company can tell you the details of how it works. Easy peasy!


Host the event, discuss, and take pictures!

This is the fun part. Enjoy and don’t forget to take pictures of the screening!


Send us your pictures!

Let us know how your screening went… email pictures to kyle@surfingforchange.com and tag us in social media posts on Facebook and Instagram.
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Instagram: http://instagram.com/surfing4change

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Project Woo

Project Woo

Project Wave of Optimism (WOO) takes a grassroots approach to promote sustainable community development in the surfing regions of Latin America.