This video was directed, produced, and edited by Kyron Rathbone for the William K. Hotchkiss Foundation.
The Costa del Surf project aims to raise awareness of the environment and the potential of Cantilan, Surigao del Sur as a surf and eco-adventure destination. Equally important is the objective of developing a professional surf team composed of locals who can become ambassadors and advocates of the environment.
In February 2014, the team started training together with the help of pro surfers Kyron Rathbone and Manette Alcala. Team Costa del Surf/Cantilan is currently composed of Team Captain Charlene "Kitkat" Guillen, Trainer/Asst. Coach Brendo Torrejos, Paul Christian Libay, and Christian Philip "Soysoy" Marzon. Helping with the training are Datdat Parian, Kajing Correos, and Christel Yparraguirre. Also in the video are some of the high school students at the Hotchkiss Learning Center who tried surfing for the first time (they were so excited about it that they wore their school uniforms while surfing!).
To know more about the Foundation's projects, visit hotchkissfoundation.org