Last weekend I was lucky enough to witness some amazing surfing by Rob Machado, Shane Dorian and many others at the SurfAid Cup held at First Point Surfrider Beach in Malibu, California. SurfAid are a non-profit humanitarian organisation whose aim is to improve the health, wellbeing and self-reliance of people living in isolated regions connected to us through surfing. The event at Malibu raised an extraordinary $125,000 for humanitarian organization.
The team from Firewire took out the event with Rob and Shane ripping in the small but perfect right handers that were peeling down First Point like some kind of mechanical wave. The beach was packed with spectators watching the waves get torn apart one after another. It was torcher to watch such perfect waves be surfed with only a few guys in the water. If it wasn’t for the event I’m sure there would have been around 1000 guys dropping in on each other and ruining every wave in site (which seems to be the norm at Malibu).
SurAid are doing awesome things and if you would like to donate, all of the funds raised contribute to SurfAid’s mother and child health programs in remote areas of Indonesia like Nias, the Mentawai Islands, Sumbawa and Sumba. Check out the website here http://www.surfaid.org/
By: Jamie Nicholson @surftravelsblog
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