Ohana means family, nobody gets left behind.

Wes Stewart Founder & Chief Surf & Serve

Florida Chapter President / Founder

Wesley Stewart


Wesley founded Urban Surf 4 Kids in 2009 with just an idea to serve foster youth and orphans through water sports. Starting our Florida Chapter in late 2015 opens up opportunities on the East Coast.

San Diego Chapter President Craig Jenkins

San Diego Chapter President

Craig Jenkins


Craig began volunteering with Urban Surf 4 Kids in 2013 and is honored to be the San Diego Chapter President. Working with the amazing kids and volunteers of this organization has been the most rewarding experience in his life.

Marketing Coordinator Saya Nodera

Executive Director

Saya Nodera


As much as we have worked hard to impact the lives of foster youth in San Diego, our youth have impacted our lives 100 times more. Urban Surf 4 Kids has been a huge blessing in my life and I couldn't be more excited to be part of this incredible cause.

Lead In-Water Instructor Matthew Goodrich

Volunteer Lead In-Water Instructor

Matthew Goodrich

Matthew joined Urban Surf in December 2014 and found a labor of love serving foster youth in a capacity that includes US4K's redesigned web presence, event in-water safety, serving on the Board of Directors, fundraising and more.

Eric Johnson Board Member, Volunteer

Volunteer & Board Member

Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson (pictured on left) is a licensed MFT who has volunteered with US4K since 2012. Eric works with foster families and group homes and provides support and mentoring to foster youth, and supports US4K surf camps as an instructor and in fund raising.

Volunteer Louise Zavala Family

(Foster Parent) Advisor and Board Director

Louise Zavala

Louise Zavala is a licensed MFT, who has volunteered with US4K since 2009. Louise and her husband, Sal, adopted their son Mikey during a Dreaming of Aloha trip.