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.

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

26 Aug 2015

Join Dr. Dave Jenkins for SurfAid September

As a friend of SURFAID, I'd like to let you know about our upcoming awareness campaign #SurfaidSeptember. ...read more

04 Aug 2015

News From the Field - Update From Our Country Director

On behalf of the entire SurfAid team, thank you to all of you that responded to the recent international fundraising appeal. We are absolutely overwhelmed by the generosity of our community!

Of the many communities that you support in Indonesia, seventeen are in Sumbawa – home to the world-renowned Lakey Peak, Scar Reef and Supersuck breaks. In the past twelve months, these communities have built 117 family latrines in Bima on the eastern side of Sumbawa. Building latrines may sound like a simple thing, but the impact of a latrine, coupled with construction of clean water facilties and a hand-washing campaign, can significantly reduce the incidents of diarrhoea and respiratory infections like pneumonia. This is real transformative change for these villages. ...read more

28 Jun 2015

Dave Rastovich Supports SurfAid

Dave Rastovich recently took a trip to Nias to visit SurfAid's Mother and Child Health programs. Dave's trip reaffirmed his long standing support for SurfAid. ...read more

18 Jun 2015

Ibu Luseria helps bring fresh water to the village

This year, SurfAid was proud to celebrate 15 years of supporting communities in remote villages in Indonesia. Your generous support has driven major achievements – expanding beyond malaria prevention to build a truly effective mother and child health program and being a lead responding agency to five natural disasters.

When we think of places like the Mentawai we think of world-class waves, but we often don’t think about the people who live on the land by those waves.

I’ve been fortunate to make the hike to many of our villages and meet the people that you support. One of the most inspiring people I met this year was Ibu Luseria (pictured above). She is from Eruparaboat, one of the hardest-hit areas during the 2010 Mentawai tsunami.  ...read more

02 Jun 2015

2014-2015 Field Results

It has been an incredibly successful year for SurfAid, filled with many challenges and achievements. ...read more

12 May 2015

Field Update From Our CEO - May 2015

I’ve just finished an inspiring visit to one of our field programs in Nias and wanted to briefly share my experiences with you.

My first stop was Akhelawe, a cluster of villages in the area of Gido, in Nias. Gido is north and inland from the world famous break at Lagundri. We began our mother and child health programs late last year in Gido. ...read more

05 May 2015

Herbert Smith Freehills Make History at the SurfAid Cup Margaret River

Team Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) took home the ‘Double Cup’ at the the fourth SurfAid Cup Margaret River on Sunday 19th April, a feat never achieved in the four years of the SurfAid Cup held globally. ...read more

20 Mar 2015

Sydney Surfing Chefs Raises $44,000 for SurfAid

On 11th of March 2015, 300 plus guests descended on The Bucket List, Bondi and enjoyed an outstanding night of excellent food and fine wines, with the venue proving to be the perfect backdrop for the first ticketed Sydney Surfing Chefs event.

Guests included surfing and sporting elite, Martin Potter, Tom Carroll and Torah Bright, Andrew Judge and Dr Dave Jenkins founder of SurfAid along with their corporate supporters, top media, as well as a good sprinkling of Bondi local legends Rod Kerr, Eugene Tan, Bruce Hopkins, Harrison Reid, Dean Gladstone and Trent Maxwell….and of course a stellar team of chefs. ...read more