Archive for the ‘Support’ Category

September 11th, 2014

Damien Hobgood Supporting Boys To Men

Surf Images,
It is a well-known fact that boys need male role models. Unfortunately, many teenage boys have no one to guide them on the path to becoming men.

Boys to Men is a group mentoring program working with at-risk boys in middle schools, high schools and foster care facilities. 75% of the boys in this program don’t have a father in their home and 68% are from low-income, single-mother households.

These boys are struggling and I’m going to do my best to help them.

It is an honor for me to use my surfing abilities to raise money for Boys to Men. One week from this Saturday, on September 20th, I will be joining hundreds of other surfers down in Mission Beach in San Diego, spreading the stoke of surfing and trying to catch as many waves as possible — hopefully 100 waves in 12 hours.

The 100 Wave Challenge funds the majority of the program’s expenses for the coming year. This fundraiser is like a walk-a-thon, but way more fun, because it involves surfing. This is where you and I come in to the Boys to Men picture.

Please consider donating to this incredible non-profit organization, and if you can come down to the beach and surf with us or cheer us on, we would love to have your support!

Thank you so much,
Damien

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May 11th, 2014

Bring Back Our Girls

On April 15th, 230 School girls were kidnapped from the Chibok Government Secondary School by Boko Haram Terrorists in Nigeria. All 230 are still missing – Bring Back Our Girls

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June 2nd, 2013

Support Special Needs Surfers

Donate to purchase equipment for special needs surf camp. Receive a 1 hour SUP or surf lesson including wetsuit for every $60 donation! Group Discount available.

Give the Special Needs surfers the tools that they need to improve their sports performance, building their self-determination and confidence.

Contact John Afshari, Music Plus Movement Directore at (760) 855-1633

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October 22nd, 2012

Our Good Deed For The Day

September 24th, 2012

Board Art Benefit Live Auction

The Board Art Benefit is a project designed to bring leading artists and shapers together to create original works of art utilizing surfboards for the purpose of raising support for SurfAid International.

The aim of the Board Art Benefit is to provide a great venue for the participating artists to showcase their work, to provide the public with a great chance to see collections of amazing hand-crafted board art in one place, and to support SurfAid International.

Cool boards already receiving bids

September 22nd, 2012

Free Electronics Recycling

When: TODAY September 22nd, 9AM-3PM
Where: North Coast Calvary Chapel 1330 Poinsettia Lane – Carlsbad
(exit Poinsettia off the 5 freeway and head east about 2 miles as it will be on your left hand side)

September 16th, 2012

Dustin Ray’s Children Fundraiser

Central Coast surfer Dustin Ray lost his life to drug use and now three of his children are left without a dad and a mom who lost her life in a car accident in 2005. If you would like to donate you can do so by going here.

September 14th, 2012

Missing INT Surfboard

This is not the exact board that is missing, but we found this photo of a 8’0 INT Softboard from INT’s website and we are assuming the missing board may look very similar to this

January 28th, 2012

Surviving The Surf

Sign at Torey Pines beach state park.



Each year people drown because they do not understand these ocean dangers:

Sleeper Waves: Without warning, huge “sleeper” waves sometimes hit the shore. These giants crash much farther up the beach than normal waves. They can knock down both children and adults, and drag them into deep water. Always keep an eye on the surf, and keep children away from the foam line.

Rip Currents: Rip currents are swift “rivers” of backwash surging through the surf. Early breaking waves and choppy, foamy, or discolored water mark these danger zones. If caught in a rip current, do not swim against it. Swim parallel to the beach until free of the current, then head for shore.

Backwash:
On steep beaches, even normal waves create a dangerous backwash of water rushing back in the sea.

Warning: Do no dive headfirst into the surf. Diver could hit hidden rocks or the shallow bottom resulting in paraiysis (we think they meant to put paralyzed) or death.

January 15th, 2012

Household Hazardous Waste Site

Where can one drop off unwanted household items? If you live in the North County you can drop off all items at the Vista Waste Site, but you MUST call before to set up an appointment at 1-800-714-1195.

What: Vista – Household Hazardous Waste Site
Where: 1145 East Taylor Street, Vista Ca. 92084
When: Open Saturdays Only 9:00AM – 3:00PM
How: Show up with EVERYTHING you want to get rid of. There is NO Charge. You must bring proof of residency (drivers license, utility bill or car registration)

Items they do NOT accept:
Ammunition
Appliances with refrigerants
Bio Waste
Radioactive

Common Items accepted:
Adhesives, Glues, Resins
Aerosol Cans
Alkaline / Lithium / NiCad Batteries
Ammonia
Antifreeze
Appliances (small)
Asbestos (double bagged)
Auto Fluids
Bleaches
Car Batteries
Cesspool Cleaners
Cleaners, Spot Removers
Computers (Monitors)
Creosote
Drain Cleaners
Fertilizer
Floor Cleaners
Gasoline (in container you do not want back)
Herbicides
Insecticides, Weed Killers, Poisons
Latex and Oil Based Paint
Medication
Metal & Car Polish
Motor Oil
Oven Cleaners
Pesticides
Photo Chemical, Chemistry Sets
Pool & Spa Chemicals
Propane
Radiator Cleaners
Rodent Killers / Repellant
Rust Preventatives
Sealers
Syringes (in proper container)
Solvents
Spray Paint
Stains, Thinners, Stripper
TV’s
Waste Fuels
Wood Preservatives / Stains

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