We Just Wanna Play!
Chris Tennberg of Flight 180 used to be a pro surfer before giving up the tour to be a full-time musician. Chris, who still loves to surf, grew up on the Hawaiian island of Kauai, where he says "there's not a lot to do except be a part of the ocean somehow. Everyone I knew surfed — my parents, my friends, my doctor, even my youth pastor! Surfing was just a part of everyday life."
The Darins took their love for soccer on a missions trip to Sweden with Ultimate Goal Ministries last summer. The sisters roomed with an American team which was competing in a prestigious international tournament. "Soccer has always been a big part of our lives," says Krista.
The three Penner brothers in Jake are into basketball, volleyball, snowboarding, racquetball and tennis. Twins Josh and Marty played college volleyball, and Josh also played college basketball. "We're all pretty competitive," says Marty, "but Josh is the most competitive. Although none of us likes losing, Josh hates it the most!"
Bebo Norman took his kayak and paddle to the rivers of Northern California last summer, where he plunged over a 20-foot waterfall — on purpose! "The only thing that was going through my mind was, 'Hold on!'" says Bebo. "It was pretty amazing!"
The guys in Switchfoot are surfing freaks who hit the beaches near San Diego whenever they can. Chad used to be a surfing instructor. His latest "students" included a few members of the band Delirious!
New artist Joy Williams, whose debut CD releases in July, is a surf nut at the beaches near Santa Cruz. Joy's been hooked since she moved to California and her fifth grade teacher took the class to the beach for "environmental field trips." Joy's first "environmental" lesson from her teacher? How to surf!
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