Surf Aid Wants You To Surf Every Day This September - Stab Mag
201 Views

Surf Aid Wants You To Surf Every Day This September

Occy, Issy and Laura spearhead the #MakeAWave campaign for pandemic relief in Indo.

elsewhere // Aug 29, 2021
Words by stab
Reading Time: 2 minutes

This September surfers from across the globe are teaming up to take part in the inaugural Make A Wave challenge. Hosted by Billabong and SurfAid from September 1st to the 30th rookies and pros alike are encouraged to surf for 30 days straight to make an impact for SurfAid. 

The Make A Wave challenge is open to surfers of all ages and abilities who are keen to challenge themselves to surf everyday for a month, all while fundraising for SurfAid’s programs supporting access to healthcare, clean water and food security for families in remote surf communities. 

Billabong are proud to be the major sponsor for the campaign, and their team riders including world champion Mark ‘Occy’ Occhilupo, fearless big wave charger Laura Enever and current WSL world tour competitor Isabella Nichols are some of the Billabong team riders already confirmed to take part. Make A Wave challenge registrations are now open at www.makeawave.com.au.

Last year alone SurfAid reached more than 52,000 people living next to the world’s most remote waves who struggle to access basic services. Sadly, the World Bank estimated eight million people in Indonesia fell back into poverty in 2020 due to the economic shock of the pandemic. The Make A Wave challenge aims to raise $100,000 to support SurfAid’s programs in places like the Mentawai islands where our support is needed more than ever. 

SurfAid CEO Doug Lees said, “The global surf community first discovered the incredible waves of the Indonesian islands more than 60 years ago. COVID-19 has had a devastating impact on our friends in Indo and the first time in many years, some of our favourite breaks have empty lineups. We might not be able to surf remote breaks this year, but that doesn’t mean we can’t support the locals in isolated surf communities.” 

“Last year with a team of Indonesian nationals on the ground SurfAid stood by our mission and supported families in the places we love to surf to access healthcare, sanitation and clean water when the pandemic began. Now we need the support of the entire surf community to ensure we can continue to support healthy and resilient remote communities as the threat of COVID-19 remains constant.” 

$1,000 worth of prizes by Billabong are also up for grabs. Individual surfers can surf it solo and join an epic community of change-making wave lovers in the process. Otherwise surfers can form a team and take on the challenge together with mates from their family, school, worksplace, surf club, surf school or boardriding club. 

Surfers will be supported throughout the challenge with fundraising tips and coaching, and will document their daily surf activity through the hashtag #MakeAWave. Make A Wave merchandise will be available exclusively from launch at www.makeawave.com.au

From something as simple as surfing at a favourite local break every day for a month, the surf community will create a ripple effect, making a wave of impact for thousands of people in our favourite surf destinations for generations to come.  

Comments

Comments are a Stab Premium feature. Gotta join to talk shop.

Already a member? Sign In

Want to join? Sign Up

Advertisement

Most Recent

How A Former CT Surfer Gets “Absolute Beginners” Barreled In A Matter Of Months

Luke Stedman elaborates on his Blackball surf programs.

Aug 7, 2022

5:50

Sweeter Than Stolen Honey 

A versatile Haydenshapes x Dylan Graves HP (and soft board) tested in weird waves.

Aug 7, 2022

15-Year-Old Ladybird Erin Brooks Makes Final In All-Men’s Tuberiding Event

And Clay Marzo takes the dub.

Aug 6, 2022

Are We Looking At Reef Sculpting The Wrong Way? 

The pros, cons, possibilities, and mechanisms of changing reefs to suit our surfing desires.

Aug 6, 2022

The Gudang Trio Discusses Brotherhood And How To Make It To The Mountain Top Together  

Positive sibling vibrations we should all aspire to.

Aug 6, 2022

9:03

Everyone’s Local Zone Has A Mythical Wave

Kai Lenny, Imaikalani DeVault, Eli Hanneman and friends get to surf theirs.

Aug 5, 2022

The Pick-Up, Vans US Open: Harry Bryant Vs. The Wedge

A lot of swell, stolen identities, surf masochists, mutilated noses, The Wedge, skull-crushing pylons, and…

Aug 5, 2022

When Gabby And Kolohe Pull Out, The Hog Pulls In

Tahiti wildcards named.

Aug 5, 2022

First Look: The 2022 Electric Acid Surfboards

Did our questionable EAST gamble pay off for Mick Fanning's Maldivian quiver ?

Aug 4, 2022

How Boardshorts Work

They are your one chance to look cool while actually surfing. Don’t blow it.

Aug 4, 2022

A Surf/Snow/Music Fez In The Heart Of Melbourne 

URBNSURF is throwing an action-sports/live music DOOF this month and Stab Premium members are getting…

Aug 4, 2022

Peace, Love, And Mung Beans: 7 Things I Learned From Mick Fanning

Ranging from surf travel hacks to philosophy to jingle lyrics.

Aug 2, 2022

The Three Million Dollar Chinese Storm

500 board orders, coaching armies, and trips around the world — here's how China’s Olympic…

Aug 1, 2022

The Pick-Up, Vans US Open: Does The Huntington Hop Actually Work?

Ed Templeton explains Huntington Beach, the ugliest maneuver in surfing returns, a horde of strange…

Aug 1, 2022

So Long, S-Turns

Famous Outer Banks surf spot becomes a scenic detour.

Jul 31, 2022

What’s Going On With Stab Edit Of The Year? 

Update time.

Jul 31, 2022

1:09:12

Watch: Laurie Towner Spent 8 Months On The Road In Australia

Guess how many waves he found.

Jul 30, 2022

WSL Says: No Seignosse For You!

Who is helped and who is hurt by France's abandoned CS event?

Jul 30, 2022
Advertisement