Surf // See The World // Reach the Lost

Are you a surfer? Do you have a heart to reach the lost?

We strongly believe we are called to influence every area of society. We believe the surfing community is one of influence that needs to be reached. We believe there is no better place to reach the surf community other than the Surfing Capital of The World… Hawaii, USA. Join the movement of Surfers reaching the lost in the water

What is the purpose of Surfers for Missions International?

  • To GATHER and CHALLENGE surfers to worship, listen and obey God, evangelize, intercede, express God’s heart to the world, and pioneer new ministries both personally and globally.
  • To INSPIRE and CULTIVATE personal growth in relationship with God and to reflect Jesus to all based on a Biblical foundation and the empowering Grace of the Holy Spirit.
  • To SHARPEN one's ability to relate to, learn from and work with people, including those of different cultures, personalities and perspectives.
  • To EQUIP surfers to serve God in all areas of ministry; to reach the lost, care for the poor, and influence the surfing communities of the world.
  • To IMPART the vision and values of Youth With A Mission and provide global opportunity to serve.

Are you an experienced surfer? Or are you just getting started?

At YWAM Maui, we believe that the surf community is ready for the gospel! Whether you're an experienced surfer, or just getting started, we believe that God can use you to bring the good news to the lost and broken in the surf community! We offer two tracks: The Beginner's Surf Track, and the Experienced Surf Track.

Beginner's Surf Track

The Beginner's Surf Track is specifically geared for people who have a heart for surfers, but don't yet have the confidence or skills to regularly catch waves. You'll still be receiving training and surfing as much as the Experienced Track, but will spend more time going to less competitive surf spots.

The Experienced Track

Offered specifically when the waves are bigger in Maui, the Experienced Track is meant for surfers who are familiar with surfing (and the etiquette), and are comfortable in the water. Surfers can expect to reguarly go out in head-high conditions

Program Costs

Application Fee: $50.00 USD
Lecture Phase: $4090.00 USD
Outreach Phase: $3200.00 USD
+ Flights & Visas

Program Dates

Experienced Track:
Winter 2025: January 4th - June 13th

Beginner's Track:
Fall 2024: September 14th - February 28th
Winter 2025: January 4th - June 13th

Program Duration

Lecture Phase: 12 weeks
Outreach Phase: 10-12 weeks
DTS Program Total: 22-24 weeks

Target Locations

At YWAM Maui we focus our outreach locations to South East Asia. For SFMI DTS outreaches, the outreach will also be dependent on the opportunities for surf ministry. However, locations can vary for each SFMI depending on several different factors, current events, political climate, etc.

Program Prerequisites

All SFMI Program students must be at least 18 years old or older on the SFMI program start date. Must be an experienced surfer and understand surfing etiquette. Must be willing to have surf ability assessed.

Fill Out an Application Today!

Lecture Phase

12 weeks

Lectures are centered around the core topics of:

  • God’s Nature and Character
  • God’s Intention for Individuals, Peoples and Creation
  • God’s Redemption: Sin and The Cross
  • God’s Family: His Children & His Church
  • God’s Word: His Call & His Commission Doing the Works of Jesus
  • YWAM: A Response to God

Outreach Phase

12 weeks

Outreach is designed to put into practice lecture content.

  • Evangelism
  • Teaching
  • Discipleship
  • Cross-Cultural Communication
  • Exercise Spiritual Gift’s
  • Reaching the Lost


Check out the Surfer's for Mission International promo video created from a previous SFMI outreach phase. If you want to learn more about how the SFMI program work contact us today!