SurfAid International is a humanitarian, non-profit organization with a mission to improve the health, wellbeing and self-reliance of people living in the Mentawai and Nias islands off Sumatra, Indonesia.
SurfAid works with island communities promoting health programs, including water and sanitation projects, and disaster preparedness and relief.
SurfAid celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2010. Physician and surfer Dr Dave Jenkins went on a surf charter to the Mentawai Islands in October 1999. The surf was excellent but he also found the Mentawai people suffering and dying from preventable diseases. Dave found that he was unable to just walk away and he sought support from like-minded individuals and went on to establish SurfAid in January 2000.
Learn more about SurfAid’s programs and donate at www.surfaidinternational.org.