04 February 2012

Help SurfAid, and Send My Buddy to Indo

SurfAid provides medical care, infrastructure projects, and education to the Mentawai and Nias islanders of western Indonesia, very poor people who suffer from mosquito-borne diseases and the lingering effects of recent earthquakes and tsunamis. In past years, I've swum laps to raise money for SurfAid, but this time, they're trying a different approach: no swimming, just asking.

I'm not participating directly, but my surf buddy Steve is currently the leader in fundraising and has a shot at the top prize: a trip with SurfAid to see them in action and surf the Mentawai's great waves. Close behind in second place is a surf shop that's secured just a handful of wealthy donors, while Steve's support is more grass-roots.
Let's get some 99% action going and help Steve out! Just $10 will provide a mosquito net to protect a family from malaria for 5 years. So little money for so much benefit. Go here or click the link in the left bar to donate what you can.


  1. I just donated! I love SurfAid and while I don't know Steve, more than happy to support a fellow surfer. Hope he wins.