The Family Behind The Program
The Castellanos Family is the core of Surfing Missions. Founded in 1990, the Castellanos Family moved from the city closer to the beach to accomplish share their faith and serve the neediest. Surfing Missions is a result of a spiritual journey that began because of the Castellanos Family’s two passions: the sea and desire to help those who need it the most.
After many years serving in different Christian ministries, the Castellanos Family founded the first mission of Christian Surfers International organization at the beach of El Tunco in 2006.
Having contact with the surfer community allowed the family to discover and unravel more about the poverty, illnesses, vulnerability and social exclusion that prevail in the Salvadorean beaches.
To address this, Surfing Missions began carrying out activities with the purpose of spiritual growth and social work in some of the beaches. These activities had and continue to have the support of different people, institutions, and churches both from El Salvador as well as other countries such as the Unites States.
Surfing Missions was established to host and take care of mission teams from different organizations, churches, and universities from around the world. Every month, travelers visit Surfing Missions for a once-in- a-lifetime trip that consists of surfing and contributing talents and resources to the organization’s projects for El Salvador.
RODRIGO CASTELLANOS is the oldest son of the Castellanos Family. He works as captain and flight instructor for AVIANCA airline. Rodrigo is an avid body boarder, scuba diver, and with his wife Issa and his daughters Valeria and Ariana, assists with various programs of La Red.