In 1985 a dream was born when Christian Surfers New Zealand was started by Marc Dyer. The Christian Surfers movement began in the early 70’s and was fathered by a man named Brett Davis in Australia. After answering the call on his life to bring the word of God to the beach, the CS movement suddenly began.
After many years of developing and working hard to get other nations involved the family of Christian Surfers changed shape and established itself as an international movement in 1999. Now in over 42 nations Christian Surfers has been reaching out, loving people and bridging the gap between the beach and the church.
In 2010 Christian Surfers New Zealand celebrated its 25 year Anniversary as a ministry serving and surfing for Jesus. Groups from all over the nation gathered together to sing, share stories, surf and serve each other as they reflected on what all the Lord had done over the past 25 years around the surfing world in this great nation.
2014 Christian Surfers New Zealand was still charging and working hard to bring the message of Jesus from coast to coast. There are several groups that represent CSNZ from all around Aotearoa. We are always looking for people who want to share in the journey of being the bridge from the beach to the church as we serve and surf for Jesus.
2017 Christian Surfers has continued to grow and expand both internationally and in New Zealand. There has been a number of different people leading and contributing and like the seasons of the year, there have been both more fruitful and more dormant times. CS is in a growing phase as more groups are being established throughout the country! We are strengthening the ties to our international CS tribe. We are excited to see where God will lead His ministry in the years to come!
Our Mission Statement
“That every surfer and every surfing community may have the opportunity to know and follow Jesus”
TRULY A Global MOVEMENT!
CSNZ is proud to have the opportunity to work and partner
with a global network of Christian Surfers groups.