Walking On Water is a Christian non-profit organization dedicated to sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ with this generation’s global surfing community. Professional surfer Bryan Jennings started Walking on Water in 1995 with the vision of using his surfing abilities to share his faith with young people. His idea was to hold an overnight surf camp for junior high and high school students where he would not only teach students how to surf, but also focus on sharing his Christian faith. What started as a small camp of ten students has now grown into a worldwide ministry that reaches thousands of people through surf camps and films.
Though the ministry started with surf camps, Walking On Water is best known for its surf films. When Walking On Water created its first film, Follow the Leader, only a few hundred people screened it. The next eight years produced nine more movies, and now audiences number in the thousands. The latest movie, Noah’s Arc, had over 150,000 people in live attendance, which possibly makes it the largest tour of a grassroots surf movie. People of all ages, both surfers and non-surfers, have connected with the life-saving message of Jesus Christ that is conveyed through these films. To further impact the lives of young people, Walking On Water hosts outreach events, international short-term mission trips, and arrange speaking engagements at schools, churches, and community events. Every summer, Walking On Water surf camps provide opportunities for students between the ages of 11and 18 to learn surfing in a Christian environment. Walking On Water is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that relies on the financial support of churches, foundations, and individuals.