At Fat Lips we love Siargao and don’t take our responsibility as a business leader lightly. Since the beginning, our goal has been to make a difference in the community and in the lives of the people around us. Below are two organizations we’ve teamed up with to help make the world a better place.
Grom Nation is a grass-roots charity based on Siargao Island. We are working to improve the lives and prospects of local kids, families and the community through the sport of surfing.
We use surfing as a mechanism of engagement for kids to participate in programs that we run, such as surfboard repair workshops, general life-skills, homework help, before school breakfast club, self-defence classes, first aid and CPR training, mentor sessions, beach cleans and much more. Additionally, we are using surfing to engage with the community and drive social change, educating about respect, responsibility and readiness to learn. Children with school attendance above 90% are eligible to rent the boards for free and have free surf lessons from our qualified instructors.
We also rent out our donated surfboards and the funds go towards the community through resources for education, livestock for families to live off (such as chickens), water filters, mosquito nets, feeding programs and local health clinics etc.
We are trying to create long term solutions to poverty by improving school attendance and giving children the skills and opportunities that will help them blossom in the future. We are also trying to ensure that children play a key role in preserving their island and in improving their local community.
*Grom Nation apparel is available for sale at Fat Lips and 100% of the proceeds go directly to Grom Nation.
The Philippine Surﬁng Championship Tour (PSCT) is the country’s premiere professional surﬁng championship tournament. Our goal is to raise world-class Filipino surfers, develop the sport of surﬁng, and promote the most beautiful surf spots in the Philippines while campaigning for the protection of our oceans. PSCT features the best of the country’s male and female surfers in a major championship tour. We are the only national surﬁng tournament in the Philippines that follows international standards of competition. It is also the only event recognized by the Philippine Sports Commission as the ofﬁcial qualiﬁers for the selection of the National Surﬁng Team
*Fat Lips Surf Shop is a major sponsor of the 2018 PSCT tour and all of it’s events.
PSCT events for 2018: Siargao, Lanuza, Cabuhog, and La Union.