Having experienced the generosity of the surfing community, organisers realised that there was potential to raise further funds for other projects by acting as the UK's leading surfing charity.
The charity is currently working on two projects a community surfing centre in Sri Lanka and a UK project 'Surfable'. Surfable introduces disabled young people to the sport of surfing through a network of eight surf schools around the UK.
In 2010 850 disabled children had a surfing experience through the network.
To provide resources to relieve persons
who are disadvantaged as a result of natural
or man made disasters or through economic
or social circumstances..
To use surfing, and the support of the surfing industry and community to:
Improve the well being of individuals and particularly disabled and disadvantaged young people, rebuild communities, support economic development and protect and enhance the environment through education.
The Surf Relief UK charity was originally set up by concerned surfers in the wake of the Indian Ocean tsunami disaster in 2004. The charity
has evolved and now, through its 'Surfable Project', is focused on providing disabled and disadvantaged young people in the UK with the opportunity to experience the exhilarating sport of surfing.