Our Story

For years, Surfari Pals’ creator Kip Cummings has had a vision to help teach kids good character skills. Our goal is to encourage, engage, and entertain them along the way.


About Kip Surfari

Growing up in Bell Gardens, California, a small suburb of East Los Angeles, one of Kip’s main influences in his life was a childhood neighbor named Monty Heistand. Monty helped teach the neighborhood kids good character skills and provided a place for everyone to call home. Currently living in Shreveport, Louisiana, which is a long way from the sunny beaches of California, his characters help remind him of good times and fun days at the beach. Many of the Surfari Pals characters were developed through life lessons & personal experiences. Most of them are named after family and close friends. Kip shares his life with his wife Jennifer, three children: Courtney, Quinn, Quinn's wife Mallory, and Codi; and three stepchildren: Chris, Chris' wife Kayla, Jessica, and Ryan. They also have their first grandbaby due in the summer of 2017.

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