Thursday, December 28, 2017

650 Surfboards Donated to Children in South Africa

If there is one thing that is true about the surfing community, it is that they care about the Earth and its citizens. And a recent news story from Grind TV by Ryan Brower is just another example of how the surfing community in San Clemente, California is giving back. Two of the areas favorite surfers, the Gudauskas brothers, used their non-profit to collect surfboards to send to underprivileged children in South Africa.

Their non-profit is called the Positive Vibe Warriors and their goal is to raise funds for ocean education and youth water safety. According to their Facebook page, the Gudauskas brothers learned a love for the ocean by camping, beach combing, and surfing all the way from Northern California to the tip of Baja. Their experience marked their lives and they want to share that experience with others.

So in their recent campaign, they teamed up with South African surfers and several other organizations to get children off the street. They called for Californians to donate surfboards, wet suits, leashes, fins, and other surfing equipment. And the donations came in from professionals, surfboard shapers, surf shops, and amateur surfers.
The article shares some pretty astounding photographs from the Positive Vibe Warriors Instagram of all of the surfboards lined up next to each other. The brothers will head down to South Africa in January to distribute the boards. Look for the Positive Vibe Warriors on social media to stay connected to this inspiring story.

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