Wave pool supports SurfAid with donations via booked sessions
SurfAid’s annual fundraiser called Make A Wave asks people to raise funds by surfing everyday in September. The charity outfit which helps people in impoverished surf destinations will be getting a boost from Melbourne wave pool URBNSURF.
URBNSURF have announced they have put their Make A Wave September specials online. Surfers who buy multipacks will see a portion of their purchase go straight to SurfAid. The SurfAid Make A Wave Challenge Multipack is $1,500 and valid for 30 sessions. $200 of every multipack sold will be donated to SurfAid. Full details available here.
As one of the world’s largest surfing movements, the annual challenge raises important funds for SurfAid’s programs supporting access to healthcare, clean water and food security in remote surf communities.
“Make A Wave is all about harnessing the transformative power of surfing to support those who need it most,” said SurfAid CEO Doug Lees. ”Together we can make a huge impact and ensure families in remote surf communities have access to vital services we take for granted like healthcare, nutritious food, and clean water.”
Since the inception of Make A Wave in 2021, surfers from 28 countries have raised over $1.38 million, allowing SurfAid to reach tens of thousands of people in island communities in Indonesia like the Mentawai, Rote and Sumba who struggle to access basic services.
Athletes participating include Olympic Bronze medallist Owen Wright, current WSL world tour competitors Molly Picklum and Brisa Hennessy, and Portuguese ‘free surfer’ Miguel Blanco. Other surfing icons participating in the challenge include Sally Fitzgibbons, Felicity Palmateer, and Mateus Herdy.
Surfers in the Make A Wave challenge will be supported throughout their journey with fundraising tips, coaching, and the opportunity to document their daily surf activities on social media using the hashtag #MakeAWave.
Surfers of any age and ability can participate in the Make A Wave challenge individually or form teams with friends, family, schoolmates, colleagues, surf clubs, surf schools, or boardriding clubs. Throughout the challenge, surfers can win prizes from surf and adventure brands including Rip Curl, Firewire, Creatures of Leisure, Perfect Wave Travel, FCS and GoPro.