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SurfAid is a non-profit humanitarian organisation whose aim is to improve the health, wellbeing and self-reliance of people living in isolated regions connected through surfing.

SurfAid was started by a group of concerned surfers in 2000 who were struck by the suffering and preventable death in the Mentawai Islands. SurfAid now operates in the Mentawai, Nias, Telo and Banyak islands in western Indonesia, and Sumbawa and Sumba in eastern Indonesia.

People are facing many life-threatening challenges, with diseases such as acute respiratory infection, diarrhoea and malaria, plus birth complications, taking a serious toll. Malnutrition is an everyday reality for both children and adults, and natural disasters in the form of tsunamis and earthquakes add to the challenge of improving the health and wellbeing of the village communities.

At our Education and Conservation Centre in the Mentawai Islands, we are a base for other NGO’s operating throughout these remote regions. SurfAid are committed to training our staff and local community on tsunami evacuation, and looking forward to working together on future projects in the region.

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To run our programs and continue educating and empowering remote communities we rely on donations, sponsorship and collaboration with other NGO’s and local operators. As a donor, you initiate a partnership with our staff and volunteers helping these communities create plastic free environments and a more sustainable future for them and their families.

Your involvement offers long term rewarding experiences as well as opportunities to develop relationships with this future generation of children, who will continue making a global impact for years to come.