Paddle Against Poverty

Christian Surfers Australia – Paddle Against Poverty

Paddle Against Poverty
Cronulla
Paddlers Waiver
Wollongong
Useful info
Paddle Against Poverty
Christian Surfers Australia, in partnership with many other organisations, run a number of ‘Paddle Against Poverty‘ events each year. Each paddle is organised for a certain distance, with paddlers sponsored to raise money for a selected groups, generally focusing on those struggling with poverty around the world.

Check out an event near you…

Cronulla
We are very excited to announce another Paddle Against Poverty in the Central Region. All details are as followed.

Date: Saturday, October 13th, 2018

Location: Starting at 8am from Gunamatra Bay, we will paddle around Bate Bay to South Cronulla. We will be finishing with a BBQ at Sth Cronulla.
There will be 2 distances to cater for all participates:
– Short Paddle 5km
– Full leg 13km

Entries
Every participant will need to do a few things to enter:
– Download and fill out a waiver form (If you are U18, you will need a parent to sign) – Waiver form
– Register for the event – CLICK HERE
– If you want to do some fundraising for the event – CLICK HERE
– Check out the ‘Useful Info’ tab

Raising support
After you have entered, you then to go to Everyday Hero, sign up & start raising support – info about this is coming soon.
This year, we are supporting a Groundswell Aid project – Mercy Huts.

If you have any questions, please contact Dave: Email Facebook Instagram

Paddlers Waiver
WAIVER
Every participant will need to sign a waiver. Waivers will be available on the morning. If you are U18, you will need a parent or guardian to sign this as well.

Please make sure you download and print the waiver and have it signed with you or you will not be able to paddle. Download the waiver here.

ARE YOU READY?
Here’s a helpful checklist:

  • Wetsuit or rash vest (it can get cold, but that water is really warm right now!)
  • Water and snacks (to store on the boats and consume in the water, yum!)
  • Sunscreen (even if it’s raining!)
  • Goggles (we’re serious, consider bringing some!)
  • All cash donations (must be collected when you sign in!)
  • Signed waiver form (if you’re under 18 this is a must!)
Wollongong

Paddle Against Poverty Wollongong started with the idea that it wouldn’t be hard for a handful surfers in our area to give up a few hours and paddle a long distance to raise money to sponsor some children through Compassion Australia. Over the ensuing 18 years, the event has grown from a small handful to over 100 paddlers! Thousands of dollars have been raised for impoverished children in countries whose waves we exploit and where the people are often overlooked. This year we’re aiming for $15,000, all headed towards food, shelter, education and clean drinking water for children who need it to survive. Join in by paddling or donating and help make a difference! The event will take place on April 7, 2018.

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The call has been made! We will be paddling from Wollongong Harbour to Thirroul. Registration is by the boat ramp in the harbour from 7-7:30am and we will paddle by 8am sharp. We expect to arrive in Thirroul by 10:30-11am for a BBQ lunch in the park.

WHY
Use your surfing to help others. Join in with other like-minded surfers as we raise ongoing sponsorship for organisations around the world making a difference.

WHO
Anyone who wants to have a go, as long as they are of high school age (with permission) and above. Younger participants are able to paddle with direct parental supervision. We have had age ranges from 10 to 60 in previous paddles.

HOW
Secure a rescue or racing board, stand-up paddleboard or surf ski/kayak. Rubber Duckie and jet-ski support, along with larger boats, will accompany us and paddlers can rest on board. A support vehicle on land will be available driving alongside and paddlers can exit the water at any point. Mobile phone contact is maintained throughout.

PREPARATION
Access a board or ski (contact your local SLSC via a member). On the day bring sunscreen; food and water; rash shirt or light wetsuit (a full steamer will likely be far too warm!). A BBQ lunch will be provided at completion on the beach.

SPONSORSHIP
Aim to raise a minimum of $120 sponsorship for an individual or $200 for a family – though the sky’s the limit! You may also raise sponsorship by self-funding but all cash must be collected on the morning of the paddle – no exceptions. Make any cheques payable to ‘Christian Surfers Australia’.

For online sponsorship we use Everyday Hero, instructions are below.

Sign up with Everyday Hero:

DONATE NOW

 

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Thank you to those that make the paddle happen:

Useful info
WHY
Use your surfing to help others. Join in with other like-minded surfers as they raise ongoing sponsorship organisations around the world making a difference.

WHO
Anyone who wants to have a go, as long as they are of high school age (with permission) and above. Younger participants are able to paddle with direct parental supervision. We have had age ranges from 10 to 60 in previous paddles.

HOW
Secure a rescue or racing board, stand-up paddleboard or surf ski/kayak. Rubber Duckie and jet-ski support, along with larger boats, will accompany us and paddlers can rest on board. A support vehicle on land will be available driving alongside and paddlers can exit the water at any point. Mobile phone contact is maintained throughout.

PREPARATION
Access a board or ski (contact your local SLSC via a member). On the day bring sunscreen; food and water; rash shirt or light wetsuit (a full steamer will likely be far too warm!). A BBQ lunch will be provided at completion on the beach.

SPONSORSHIP
Aim to raise a minimum of $120 sponsorship for an individual or $200 for a family – through the sky’s the limit! You may also raise sponsorship by self-funding but all cash must be collected on the morning of the paddle – no exceptions. Make any cheques payable to ‘Christian Surfers Australia’.

For online sponsorship, we use Everyday Hero, instructions are below.

Instructions for signing up with Everyday Hero: