Community Built on Sharing
Experiences are best shared with others — bonds are built, memories are developed, and competencies are grown. We believe that and we believe the community will push wave-riding in Atlanta forward because of the shared experiences we hope to nurture at Surf ATL via waves.
Remember, our vision is to connect, grow, and foster the joy of riding waves here in Atlanta. This isn’t accomplished in a vacuum but together.
Sharing can mean a number of different things but a few aspects that come to mind are:
- Sharing expertise
- Sharing time
- Sharing resources
- Sharing support
Let’s take each one.
- Expertise. This could be knowledge with a certain type of wave, board, or trick or even expertise in marketing, community building, or fundraising that can help grow the surf culture in Atlanta. Sharing expertise with individuals or the larger group benefits everyone.
- Time. Time is everyone’s most precious resource and everyone seems to have less and less of it in today’s world. But this means when you do lend time to others, it is of utmost value. Maybe it’s to lend an ear to someone or to give advice or to join an initiative — whatever it is, giving your time is a major part of sharing with the community.
- Resources. This could be viewed through a physical or non-physical lens. Picking up someone for a ride to surf, donating to a cause, or even lending a particular mental state to someone all qualify as sharing resources. And like time, they are limited but so valuable.
- Support. Everyone needs someone in their corner at some point in their life. Cheer someone on, lift someone up, or push someone forward. This type of support advances the spirit of the community.
All of these can take shape within open surf sessions, training sessions and videos, social events, and contests but the key part is for each of us to show up and share these with each other. Not just online but in person.
We can’t wait for the upcoming events and growth in store for the surf community in Atlanta so be sure to stay in touch and engage, share and connect!
Or if you want to reach out to us with questions, ideas, or just general good vibes, contact us here!