Paddle Against Poverty

PAP
Cronulla
Wollongong
Paddlers Waiver
Useful info
PAP
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. 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

Entries
Every participate 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 fund raising for the event – CLICK HERE (coming soon)
– Check out the ‘Useful Info’ tab

Raising support
After you have enter, 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

Wollongong
We’re full of thanks and smiles for what was an extraordinary day for our 17th Paddle Against Poverty! All money raised goes such a long way towards helping so many that don’t enjoy safe drinking water, food and all the basic needs we take for granted through Compassion Australia and Project Purpose – Waves For Water. With 95 paddlers this year we’ve so far raised just over $7,000, which includes the massive efforts of two paddlers who each raised almost $1000 each! Wonderful effort!

Donations are still being accepted here. Donations

All in all, we are super proud of everyone that partook in the 17th Paddle Against Poverty and again wish to share our many thanks and blessings to each and every one of you.
All enquires Email

See you all in 2018!
2017 PAP Photos Facebook Instagram

Thank you to those that make the paddle happen:

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!)
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 paddle board 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 $100 sponsorship – 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.

Instructions for signing up with Everyday Hero:

  • Go to: https://www.everydayhero.com/au/
  • Click on the ‘Start Fundraising’ button
  • Choose your page title (normally just your own name) and a raise 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!