Welcome to our blog where we share with you the progress of our field work, with its challenges and achievements, and also highlights from our fundraising events.


14 Jan 2016

Happy New Year from SurfAid



As we kick off 2016, I wanted to personally thank you for your support of SurfAid. Because of you, this year, over 50,000 people will have significantly healthier lives. Our mother and child health programs have proven positive impacts on women and their families that live in remote villages close to the places we love to surf. We are proud of all that we have achieved together, but there is still much work to be done. We can’t do it alone – your ongoing support is critical to saving lives. ...read more

12 Jan 2016

Tom Carroll Drops In On SurfAid In NZ


SurfAid NZ hosted surfing legend Tom Carroll for events in Christchurch and Auckland in November 2015. With rooms packed to capacity with diehard fans, he entertained us with some inside stories from his amazing career. Generous guests helped us to raise over $30,000 for our mother and child health programs in Indonesia.  ...read more

30 Dec 2015

Shane Dorian Supports SurfAid



We caught up with surf legend Shane Dorian on his recent trip to Fiji with OMAZE. Check out why he is stoked about SurfAid’s lifesaving work in places we all love to surf. It’s easy to make a difference like Shane. ...read more

18 Dec 2015

Happy Holidays to our SurfAid Family



Holidays are all about spending time with family, friends and loved ones. At SurfAid, building healthy families is at the core of what we do. Our work in remote villages facilitates positive behavior change that has lasting impact both now and for future generations. ...read more

03 Dec 2015

Making A Difference With SurfAid



The first time SurfAid Founder, Dr. Dave Jenkins, visited the Mentawai Islands, all he had in mind was scoring epic surf. What he found changed his life, and the lives of thousands of others. Sixteen years later, thanks to the help of people like you, SurfAid is recognized internationally as the leading surf-related humanitarian aid organization.

Our Mother and Child Health program, which serves a population of 12,000 in Nias, has proven results in reducing infant and maternal mortality rates. In 2012, before SurfAid’s intervention, 8 out of 150 mothers died in childbirth. Today we have reduced that number to ZERO. During the same timeframe, there were 22 deaths of children under the age of 5. That number has been reduced to 5.  ...read more

23 Nov 2015

SurfAid Drops In On Big Stick, Santa Cruz



Get your stoke on in Santa Cruz and support the surfer’s charity of choice, humanitarian aid agency, SurfAid. On Saturday April 23, 2016, SurfAid will be hosted by the Big Stick Surfing Association (BSSA) in Santa Cruz to run a SurfAid Cup event as part of the annual Logjam surf contest. ...read more

23 Nov 2015

SurfAid drops in on Big Stick, Santa Cruz



Get your stoke on in Santa Cruz and support the surfer’s charity of choice, humanitarian aid agency, SurfAid. On Saturday April 23, 2016, SurfAid will be hosted by the Big Stick Surfing Association (BSSA) in Santa Cruz to run a SurfAid Cup event as part of the annual Logjam surf contest. ...read more

24 Oct 2015

Join Kelly Slater + Shane Dorian for a 7-Day Surf Trip in Fiji



Kelly Slater. Shane Dorian. And you.

Announcing your chance to win the ultimate surf trip in Fiji with Shane and Kelly! ...read more

23 Sep 2015

"The Paddlers” Team Win Billabong SurfAid Cup at Queenscliff



For a second year in a row, “The Paddlers” team of Jackson English, Nigel Tebb, Brad Gaul and Rory Chapman along with pro surfer, Nick Butler have won the Billabong SurfAid Cup. The event is held at the stunning Queenscliff beach in Manly NSW with 18 teams raising an extraordinary $150,000 for humanitarian organization SurfAid. ...read more

17 Sep 2015

Firewire Team Wins Billabong SurfAid Cup at Malibu



For a third year in a row, the team from Firewire have won the Billabong SurfAid Cup. The event is held at the iconic Malibu Beach in Malibu California, with 12 teams raising an extraordinary $160,000 for humanitarian organization SurfAid.

This is the second year that Dr. Dave’s team has won the SurfAid Cup fundraising trophy. The team of Conrad Carr, Gus Roxburgh, Debbie Frank, and SurfAid founder, Dr. Dave Jenkins raised an amazing $34,650. ...read more