Below is a list of organizations that we believe in and support as a company. Please take the time to go to their websites and learn more about the amazing work that is being done on behalf of mankind and the environment. We are inspired by our support partners and want you to be able to partner with them as well to help them create change in our culture and continue their efforts to make a difference in the world.
They exist to fight physical and spiritual poverty worldwide. They are a simple community that believes the hungry must be fed and those trapped in darkness are to be shown the light.
Boarders against Breast Cancer
B4BC (Boarding for Breast Cancer) is a 501(c)3 non-profit foundation dedicated to providing education, prevention and support programs for young people and the action sports community at large. Through grassroots events, year-round educational outreach and the Survivorship Fund, B4BC is able to further its mission of promoting early detection + a healthy, active lifestyle as the best means of breast cancer prevention.
This organization was started in the late seventies in Cronulla, Asutralia by Brett Davis. At its core the movement's goal is to be a Christian presence and witness to the world surfing community. Christian Surfers has both domestic and international chapters that meet regularly to surf and to help people in fulfilling their call and mission.
Friends of Bethany
This amazing organization was started by world famous pro surfer and shark attack survivor Bethany Hamilton. Friends of Bethany is a non-profit organization dedicated to sharing the hope and love of Jesus Christ worldwide by supporting and inspiring people through the life stories of Bethany Hamilton and others. Their primary goals: support shark attack survivors and amputees, worldwide; and present inspiring life stories through movies, projects, and activities.
In His Wakes
In His Wakes is a unique, exciting ministry using water sports to share Christ's love a powerful and interactive way through its "A Day to Remember" and "On the Shores" outreach programs. Beginning with just five events in 2003, "A Day to Remember" (D2R) now spans the U.S. and has even crossed international borders. Since the programs inception, In His Wakes staff, along with 3,000 program volunteers, have impacted over 15,000 at-risk children!
Life Rolls On
Life Rolls On is a non-profit organization that inspires others to see the boundless possibilities beyond paralysis. Established in 2002, LRO’s signature adaptive surfing program, They Will Surf Again, has grown into a catalyst of hope for thousands of individuals throughout the world. With the support of his family, Jesse Billauer established Life Rolls On after a spinal cord injury resulted in paralysis. Despite this injury, Jesse continues to live life to its fullest as a professional surfer and motivational speaker.
Love Light and Melody
Love Light & Melody is dedicated to battling the physical, emotional and spiritual effects of extreme poverty facing children and the communities where they live. Using creativity and the restorative power of the arts, Love Light & Melody captures and exposes stories of injustice and extreme poverty, shining a light on what is often hidden. Their recent film project “Ileana's Smile”is inspiring a movement to help end sexual exploitation of children.
Mauli Ola Foundation
The Mauli Ola Foundation began as a group of surfers who banded together to introduce surfing as a natural treatment to people with cystic fibrosis. Since 2007, Mauli Ola has taken nearly 1,300 CF patients surfing at nearly 100 Surf Experience Days and has now expanded it’s reach with hospital visits and other activities that touch the lives of kids with cancer and a variety of other health challenges. In 2010, MOF was awarded The Agent of Change Award by SURFER Magazine for its positive contributions and example to the surfing community.
Rob Machado Foundation
Everyone seems to knows and love professional surfer Rob Machado. In 2004, he established the Rob Machado Foundation to support environmental programs for youth. Today he is directly involved in the programs run by the Foundation, often appearing at schools to encourage students’ efforts. The Rob Machado Foundation (RMF) is a California based 501c(3) non-profit private foundation. RMF was created to support charities dedicated to environmental programs worldwide. Their primary mission is to provide funding and initiate educational programs focused on helping children understand their contribution towards a healthy earth.
Surfing Heritage and Culture Center
The Surfing Heritage is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving, presenting and promoting surfing’s heritage for the appreciation and education of current and future generations; and to achieving our goal of surfing being more accurately understood, represented and enjoyed. The museum has a giant collection of rare and historic surfboards and memorabilia. They are open to the public and are located in San Clemente, CA.
Started by a group of concerned surfers in 2000 who were struck by the needless suffering and preventable death in the Mentawai Islands. Today we are proud that more than 95 per cent of their program staff are Indonesian nationals who work hand-in-hand with the communities of Western Sumatra, Sumbawa and Sumba, to bring about positive, sustainable health change while respecting the unique culture and customs of these islands communities.
Through the transformative experience of surfing, Surfers Healing attains greater mainstream acceptance for both the families of and the kids living with autism. People seem to have a lot of pre-conceived ideas about what kids with autism can or can't do. Surfers Healing is here to change those notions forever. Surfers Healing has spent the last fifteen years taking children with autism surfing. Their goal is to help foster the understanding and acceptance of autism.
The Surfrider Foundation
The Surfrider Foundation USA is a 501C3 grassroots non-profit environmental organization that works to protect and preserve the world's oceans, waves, and beaches. The Surfrider Foundation largely focuses its work on such issues as water quality, beach access, beach and surf spot preservation, and sustaining marine and coastal ecosystems.
Headquartered in San Clemente, California, the Surfrider Foundation maintains a small staff, which work to support the organization's network of grassroots chapters. We would encourage you to become a member of this extraordinary protection organization.
Since 2007 The Boardroom has reasserted and maintained the philosophy... to put the surfboard–and the modern day kahunas who craft and design them—back at the forefront of surf culture. At THE BOARDROOM they place surf culture, its influence, its importance, its responsibility, back in the hands of the artisans who shape our sacred craft- and ultimately our future. They host an annual event in California where many of the world's premier shapers come and display and share their talents.
To Write Love On Her Arms (TWLOHA)
To Write Love On Her Arms is a non-profit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self injury, and suicide. TWLOHA exists to encourage, inform, inspire and also invest directly into treatment and recovery. The vision is that we actually believe these things:
You were created to love and be loved.
You were meant to live life in relationship with other people, to know and be known.
You need to know your story is important, and you're part of a bigger story.
You need to know your life matters.
Urban Surf 4 Kids
Urban Surf 4 Kids is a unique outreach organization that works with orphan and foster kids. Using water sports as a catalyst, we teach kids how to first have fun and then give back to their communities and neighborhoods through local service projects.
Walking on Water
Walking On Water is a Christian non-profit organization dedicated to sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ with this generation’s global surfing community since 1995. Professional surfer Bryan Jennings started Walking on Water with the vision of using his surfing abilities to share his faith with young people. His idea was to hold an overnight surf camp for junior high and high school students where he would not only teach students how to surf, but also focus on sharing his Christian faith. What started as a small camp of ten students has now grown into a worldwide ministry that reaches thousands of people through films, outreach events, surf camps, and international mission trips.
Waves for Water
The mission is simple:
To get clean water to every single person who needs it.
People living in impoverished areas die every day from drinking dirty water. While having access to clean water is a luxury that many of us take for granted, there are millions living in nations with no filtration systems in place. Kids drink from the same streams where animals bathe. In addition, there’s no clean water available for surgery if someone is injured, putting the wounded at risk of deathly infections. The goal is to take existing solutions in the form of portable water filters into countries that need them. There are different options in deciding which filters would be best for each region, based on needs in various areas. Options range from ceramic filters that can be transported by one person, to larger filters that can provide clean water to an entire village.