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Paddle Against Poverty
March 30 @ 7:00 am - 12:00 pm
If you want a unique challenge in surfing and would like to do something for impoverished children, this is a great chance to make a world of difference!
Use your surfing to help others. Join in with Christian Surfers North Wollongong as they raise ongoing sponsorship for the nineteenth year in the education of five children through Compassion Australia (Philippines, Indonesia, Kenya) and contribute thousands more dollars towards unsponsored children the world over. This year all cash donations will go to Waves for Water to provide clean drinking water for those living without.
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.
Meeting at 7am, Saturday, March 30, either at Wollongong Harbour or Stanwell Park depending on wind direction (check our website and social media on Friday, March 29 for final details) and paddling to Thirroul. The paddle generally takes around 3 hours.
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.
If you are under 18 you will need to have a parent or guardian sign a waiver. Waivers will be available on the morning, but if your parent or guardian is not dropping you off, please make sure you download and print the waiver and have it signed and with you or you will not be able to paddle.
For more info visit www.facebook.com/PaddleAgainstPovertyWollongong