Founder/Former National Director
Before the vision of FCA Surf began surfing has long played an important role in the life Joe Matera who was intent on “sharing the stoke” of riding a wave! Since catching his first wave in the early 70’s surfing has positively influenced his lifestyle, forming friendships from around the globe.
“The board-sports of surfing, skateboarding and snowboarding were a great influence to me as a teen and still reside in my being. God has used these sports in amazing ways in my life”.
Joe committed his life to the Lord and saw surfers as people who were already deeply in love with God’s creation. Through surfing and having a relationship with God people can change their lives and community.
Surfing for over 40 years Joe was a Certified Master Surfing Instructor and Certified SUP Instructor associated with the National Surf Schools and Instructors Association (NSSIA). Married 17 years to Laura, they have three daughters who enjoy surfing.
Joe had been in full time ministry since 1998. Joe went to be with the Lord in 2013 but his ministry and impact lives on. To learn more about Joe’s life, faith and battle with cancer watch Yo Soy José.