Paddle Against Poverty

Christian Surfers Australia – Paddle Against Poverty

Paddlers Waiver
Useful info
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…

The 18th annual Paddle Against Poverty Wollongong is coming soon!

Save the date for Saturday, April 7, 2018

Registration will be online in the coming weeks. Stay tuned.

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Thank you to those that make the paddle happen:

We are very excited to announce another Paddle Against Poverty in the Central Region. The last time we held one of these events was at Manly Beach in 2012. In 2017, we are all systems go, details are as followed.

Date: Saturday 14 October.

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

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 Ground Swell Aid project – Mercy Huts.

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

Paddlers 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.

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!)
Useful info
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.

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.

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.

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.

Aim to raise a minimum of $100 sponsorship – 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:

  • Go to:
  • Click on the ‘Start Fundraising’ button
  • Choose your page title (normally just your own name) and a raised target
  • Add in your personal details and log-in with Facebook or email
  • Go to your team page & click on ‘Join this Team’.
  • Share your supporter page link with as many friends and family as you can!