SURFAID is incorporated as a non-profit organisation in New Zealand, USA and Australia. The field program offices are in Medan, North Sumatra; Tua Pejat, the regional capital of the Mentawai Islands; Sikakap, the sub-district capital of Pagai, Mentawai Islands; Gunungsitoli, the capital of Nias; and Padang, West Sumatra.

Board of Directors

SurfAid has an International Board of Directors, drawn from each country board, and comprised of a diverse group of people with broad experience in the fields of commerce, science and law.

International Board

Steve Hathaway (NZ) - Chairman/Secretary. Director, NZ Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry
Phil Dreifuss (NZ). Partner, Rishworth Wall and Mathieson
Ray Wilson (AU). SAI Treasurer. Director, Plenary Group
Harry Hodge (AU) Founder and Chairman Emeritus Quiksilver EU
Paul Riehle (USA). Partner, Sedgwick Detert Moran and Arnold
Karl Luber (USA). Director, Kaiser Foundation Hospital, San Diego

New Zealand Board

Phil Dreifuss - Chairman
Steve Hathaway - Secretary
Harry Hill
Dan Russell
Ross Corbett
Brendan Finn

Australia Board

Ray Wilson - Chairman/Treasurer/Secretary
Harry Hodge
Paul Mitchell
Charlie Lanchester

USA Board

Karl Luber, President
Aaron Behle, Treasurer
Paul Riehle
Frank Ragen

USA Advisory Board

Mark Jarvis (Chair), Steritech
Candy Harris, Billabong
CJ Olivares, Grind Media
Mark Price, Firewire
Jonno Wells, Surfline






2012-2013 Annual Report

2013 AUS Audited Financial

2013 NZ Audited Financial

2013 US Audited Financial

2013 INDO Audited Financial

2013 ACFID Financial
2011-2012 Annual Report

2012 ACFID Financial

2012 AUS Audited Financial

2012 NZ Audited Financial

2012 US Audited Financial

2012 INDO Audited Financial
2010-11 Annual Report

2011 US Audit Financial

2011 NZ Audit Financial

2011 AUS Audit Financial

2011 ACFID Financial

2011 INDO Financial
2009-10 Annual Report

2010 AUS Audit Financial

2010 ACFID Financial

2010 US Audit Financial

2010 NZ Audit Financial

2010 INDO Audit Financial
2008 Annual Report

2007 Annual Report

2006 Annual Report

ACFID Code of Conduct

SurfAid International Australia is a member of the Australian Council for International Development (ACFID) and is a signatory to the ACFID Code of Conduct. The Code requires members to meet high standards of corporate governance, public accountability and financial management. Complaints relating to alleged breaches of the Code of Conduct by any signatory agency can be made by any member of the public to the ACFID Code of Conduct Committee. More information about the ACFID Code of Conduct can be obtained from SurfAid International and from ACFID at: W: E:

How to contact SurfAid with feedback, comments, complaints and compliments; please email or call + (61) 2 9965 7325


Complaints Policy (English) Kebijakan Keluhan (Bahasa)


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is to improve the health, wellbeing and self-reliance of people
living in isolated regions connected to us through surfing.
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