Interested in an unforgettable journey that will change your life forever? Welcome to SurfAid International’s ‘Get on Board’ campaign, where you can win an epic surf trip to the Mentawai Islands, located just off Indonesia’s Sumatran Coast. SurfAid International will send you and a friend on a Quiksilver Travel-chartered boat, the Melaleuca, with Quiksilver pros to the Mentawai Islands with a few sustainable surf tourism experts from San Diego State University’s Center for Surf Research and representatives from Quiksilver Travel and the Quiksilver Foundation. This incredible trip will also include a hands-on service project and insider view of SURFAID’s mission.
Just about every surfer on the planet dreams of dropping in on one of the Mentawai’s endless barrels, but what about the community that spends each and every day on that island? Natural disaster and disease overwhelm the locals that call the Mentawai Islands their home. Through disaster response, emergency preparedness and education programs that involve nutrition, hygiene and disease prevention, SURFAID has been working on improving health, wellbeing and self-reliance of the Mentawai people since 2000. With these struggles, these islands also offer opportunity to explore the social environmental and economic connection that the surf industry has to sustainability.
Through SurfAid International, you can be a part of those opportunities to improve the community of locals on the Mentawai Islands by fundraising for SurfAid International. Every one is invited to join the ‘Get On Board’ 2013 fundraising drive, between October 17, 2012 and February 4, 2013, by registering through the fundraising site and creating your personal fundraising page to get the word out. At the end of the drive, SurfAid International will take the top fundraiser and a friend on a boat trip to the Mentawai Islands, March 20-31, 2013, courtesy of Quiksilver Travel and the Quiksilver Foundation. As surfers, it is vital that we are actively pursuing the improvement of local communities that live at our favorite breaks around the world. Join Surf Aid’s ‘Get on Board’ fundraiser drive today to help improve the lives of others and visit the gorgeous surf that the Mentawai Islands offer!