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.

22 Aug 2017

SurfAid Celebrates World Humanitarian Day

Dr. Stephen Nolan and some of SurfAid’s youngest partners Sumba
Many people know that SurfAid was born out of Dr. Dave’s 1999 trip to the Mentawai islands, but do you know the Sumba story? Nearly 10 years after Dr. Dave was struck by the needless suffering and preventable death in the Mentawai, and over 2,500 kilometers away, Dr. Stephen Nolan and his wife Kathryn had a similar experience. Having founded the Sumba Foundation Australia in 2009, the two organisations saw the potential for greater impact and merged in 2014 to bring SurfAid's Mother and Child Health Programme to Sumba.
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03 Aug 2017

SurfAid Celebrates World Breastfeeding Week

Photo By Rahmania

Saving babies begins with breastmilk. In the first few months of life, breastfed babies are six times more likely to survive than children who are not breastfed. Despite this statistic, globally, only 36% of infants under six months are exclusively breastfed. ...read more

27 Jul 2017

Working Towards a World without Poverty

Photo by Julius

More than 836 million people worldwide live in extreme poverty and struggle to fulfill their most basic human needs like access to water & sanitation, basic health care and good nutrition.  ...read more

12 Jul 2017

No Such Thing As Social Outcasts at SurfAid

photo by:Meitty

Sumba is a remote island with unique cultures, traditions and beliefs, one of which is the unacceptability of second marriages. Remarrying can cause intense social exclusion and isolation. ...read more

06 Jul 2017


Photo by: Dave "Nelly" Nelson

Dr. Dave recently sat down with the SurfAid team to talk about the success of the SurfAid Cup global event series, and how it's grown from a small morning paddle out to SurfAid's signature fundraiser. ...read more

08 Jun 2017

SurfAid Joins UN in Battle Against Hunger

Photo by Jo

Tonight, 795 million people will go to bed hungry. That’s 1 in 9 people worldwide. Poor nutrition causes nearly 1 of every 2 deaths in children under 5. That’s 3.1 million children each year. ...read more