Courtney charging what many called the swell of the century at Lagundri. Photo by Jake Marote.
We recently sat down with Pro Surfer and SurfAid Ambassador, Courtney Conlogue. She’s currently ranked #2 on the WSL Women’s Championship Tour and we’re stoked to have such a shredder talk about what inspires her to support SurfAid. ...read more
Photo by Chandra
Bapak Jola remembers the birth of his daughters, and he remembers their death too. At just one and three years old, Bapak Jola lost his girls to one of Sumba’s biggest killers: malaria. ...read more
Dr. Stephen Nolan and some of SurfAid’s youngest partners Sumba
Many people know that SurfAid was born out of Dr. Dave’s 1999 trip to the Mentawai islands, but do you know the Sumba story? Nearly 10 years after Dr. Dave was struck by the needless suffering and preventable death in the Mentawai, and over 2,500 kilometers away, Dr. Stephen Nolan and his wife Kathryn had a similar experience. Having founded the Sumba Foundation Australia in 2009, the two organisations saw the potential for greater impact and merged in 2014 to bring SurfAid's Mother and Child Health Programme to Sumba. ...read more
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