Surf Happens Foundation had great success at the 2015 Rincon Classic. They raised $4,000 dollars through the raffle, auction, and product sales. The environment was left clean as well; the High Five Program cleaned the beach spotless, with the help of many local groms.
What do you get when you take one of the most popular female surfers on the planet and plan a free U14 surf contest to raise funds and awareness for local nonprofits? The answer was 168 excited groms and their families participating in the first annual Surf Happens Foundation, Lakey Peterson Leadbetter Classic(LPLC). The 2014 LPLC was held on Saturday December 20 under sunny skies with fun overhead surf, well if you’re a grom that is!
Surf Happens Foundation is beyond stoked to have formed a healthy, long-lasting relationship with Girls Inc of greater Santa Barbara. We began talks with Girls Inc program staff in the fall of 2013 in hopes of creating an ongoing surfing program for the girls in their program. We started with one surf day where we taught 45 girls how to surf for the first time. The event was a success and we were hen able to raise enough funds to begin an after school "club".
The Surf Happens Foundation funded a free surf day for the families of The Village, an affordable housing unit in Santa Barbara. The sun was shinning and perfect little waves rolled through all day. Thank you to everyone involved, this was truly a special day at the beach!
Surf Happens Foundation sponsored a free surf day for the families at the Transition House last Saturday. The crew of kids were amazing, full of smiles and stoked to surf! Thanks to Tessa Transition House who made this a reality!