Last weekend I travelled to Costa Da Caparica, Portugal (20k outside of Lisbon) to surf with two friends. Now to paint a clear picture for you, we’ve surfed two times prior to this (between the three of us). We had the best wetsuits sports direct can offer, three rental boards and a 30km strip of beach all to ourselves due to the winter season.
The first two days were pretty rough due to the harsh conditions, but on the third day, we were gifted with a clear blue sky and 20-degree weather which gave us the boost we needed to give it one final crack. The next four hours would see us all catch a few 4 footers and go home feeling like professional surfers….kind of…
By Wednesday I was back in the office, catching up on emails and mentally planning the next trip I came across something awesome….Surf Force.
At first, I thought it looked like once a year, a few people who work in Salesforce meet up for a weekend surfing adventure, but when I took a closer look I realised it was a lot more.
Surf Force is a Salesforce Community Event designed to enrich its community through sharing of knowledge, new business ideas and philanthropic opportunities.
Why do they run Surf Force?
Surf Force believe that the people in the Salesforce community, through understanding their change in behaviour, and by leveraging new technologies to help sustain these changes, can help to change the Ocean’s eco-system for the better.
Surf Force is an annual life-changing networking event with 3 major parts:
1. Surfing together in the sea,
2. A beach clean-up followed by logging the types of trash for worldwide research,
3. Educational sessions with inspirational experts.
For me personally, I love recruiting for the Salesforce ecosystem for the sense of community it offers, and seeing these types of events makes me really excited for what the future holds for Salesforce.
Who is going to join me for the next Surf Force? 🙂