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.

24 Jun 2016

Tom Carroll Asks For Your Support

My first real experience with SurfAid was nearly 10 years ago after the Boxing Day tsunami in December 2004​.​ ​It was one of the most extraordinary experiences​ of my life​. I had never seen that ability for humans to come together and be so efficient and offer up their expertise. SurfAid was able to get into really remote areas where other aid organisations couldn't because of their knowledge of the ocean and coastal areas. ...read more

26 Apr 2016

Logjam Classic Delivers for Inaugural SurfAid Cup Santa Cruz

The inaugural SurfAid Cup Santa Cruz, hosted by Big Stick Surfing Association (BSSA) was held Saturday April 23, 2016 in pumping 6-10 foot conditions at Pleasure Point.  ...read more

19 Apr 2016

Challenges In Paradise

How far would you go to ride the wave of your dreams? This is a question I asked myself while on a 14 hour ferry from Padang, Sumatra to the Mentawai Islands, home to countless world class waves in West Indonesia. As a surfer, I’ve heard tales of the Mentawai for as long as I can remember. Back in 2010, I actually made it as far as Bali, Java and Sumbawa, but couldn’t quite afford to venture to the Mentawai Islands at the time. In the meantime, they haven’t stopped calling my name. With a goal set to make it back to the renowned and remote island chain, I’ve worked overtime, day in and day out for the past six years, to make this dream a reality. ...read more

12 Apr 2016

CJ Hobgood Leads Herbert Smith Freehills to Victory in Fifth SurfAid Cup Margaret River

The SurfAid Cup Margaret River, supported by Surfing Western Australia, celebrated its fifth anniversary today at the World Surf League (WSL) Drug Aware Margaret River Pro in clean 4-5ft conditions at Southsides.

The tag-team-style event saw seven teams of four compete for both the Fundraising Cup and Surfing Cup. Over $55,000 was raised, taking the tally over the five years to over $373,000...read more

11 Mar 2016

Surfing Chefs for SurfAid raises over $65,000

Video by Matthew Blake Johnson

Former ASP world surfing champion Mark “Occy” Occhilupo teamed up with Australia’s top chefs for the second Sydney Surfing Chefs for SurfAid cocktail party raising over $65,000.  ...read more

28 Feb 2016

Sanbah Surf Wins Evolution SurfAid Cup

In howling winds and stormy conditions with some sizeable swell compliments of Cyclone Winston, the team from Sanbah Surf emerged victorious in the fourth annual SurfAid Cup sponsored by local Newcastle business, Evolution Business and Personal Advisors. ...read more

20 Feb 2016

World Surfing Champion Mark “Occy” Occhilupo swaps a surfboard for a chopping board at “Surfing Chefs for SurfAid” event in Bondi

Former world surfing champion Mark “Occy” Occhilupo is stoked to be joining some of Australia’s top chefs for the Surfing Chefs for SurfAid cocktail party at The Bucket List, Bondi on Wednesday 9 March 2016. ...read more

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