Melkianus Pade, who everyone affectionately calls Melki, was a severely underweight 1 year old in Lamboya Barat, Sumba. With the help of a SurfAid trained health volunteer, his parents were able to greatly improve his health and probably even save his life.
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
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
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
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