PRESERVE OUR PLANET⎜GIVE ACCESS TO EDUCATION⎜PROMOTE ART & CULTURE
We collect, repair & give
TO PRESERVE THE ENVIRONMENT 🌍
Despite the good vibes and the unconditional love for the ocean, surfing is far from being ecological. There is a lot to improve, from the conception to the recycling process.
Got an old broken board? Just donate it to Paddle-paddle. We will decide with our partners Nomads Surfing if it is worth being recycled or repaired.
Picture: boards collected in Bali, going to Lombok
We boost education
THROUGH SURF & LOCAL ACTORS 📚
Surfing is cool, but it's not the only thing that matters. With the help from local actors, we use surfing to raise awareness on the importance of getting a proper education for a cool job and a better future.
Here are two girls during a class provided by our partner Costeño Social Foundation in Colombia. English, maths, but also cooking, music and yoga classes. How cool is that?
We promote Art & Culture
BECAUSE IT'S KIND OF COOL ✌️
Culture and art were created to tell stories and change people's perception on life (usually for the better). Because it helps to create a smarter future, we decided to include paint, music, photography, and video as the third priority in our mission.
We are working on it
Ghana, Accra - summer 2021
Bring surfboards to SurfGhana in Accra
This amazing project is gathering around 2000 young locals, both men and women, around the cultures of skateboarding, surfing, and art. A great source of inspiration for their actions like events, competitions, concerts and other popular project around the country.
France, Hossegor - summer 2021
Organize a surf & feminism event to support Aneesha's project in India
Once we heard the story of Aneesha and her mother Shaila – thank you Chicks on Boards – we knew we had to do something. We got in touch and then met in Sri Lanka. Aneesha now wants to start running a surf school in India, a peaceful place, open to everyone. To raise awareness around womens condition in surfing and her meaningful project, we are working on an event in our home country. Many good news already, can't wait to share everything with you all.
Bangladesh, Cox's Bazar - winter 2021
Bring surfboards to Bangladesh Surf Lifesaving Club in Cox's Bazar
Shaifullah Sefat, founder of the club, got in touch with us when we started Paddle-paddle. We had eyes on another similar project, but when he introduced what he was doing: giving swimming, surfing and life-saving lessons to local kids, we immediately decided to help him and his team to get some proper surf equipment!
Colombia, near Santa Marta - early 2022
After an amazing project in September 2019, the whole team is thinking of gathering again in this crazy wild place to organize the coolest charity event ever seen: music, art workshops, surf and good vibes. Our main goal? Raise money for Costeño Social and Seek Surf, but also bring some more surf equipment to local groms, so they can boost their surf school project.
When Paddle-paddle was in Colombia
Watch it with French, Spanish and English subtitles: http://tiny.cc/byiypz
Yeré: a state of mind in which one shines, feels happy, thrives. It is also the title given to the video about our project in Colombia with Aurélie Andrès. A 30-minute deep dive by the Caribbean coastline, between the jungle and the mountains, where surfing is giving new future prospects to a young generation who have a long road ahead.
SURFERS, THIS IS WHAT WE NEED
Used or new
Any shape or size
Even if broken in half, because we can recycle it and you probably can't.
Used or new, we are a dream place for lonely fins or broken leashes
Fins, leashes, but also wax, boardshorts, wetsuits and sunscreen.
Even a small one
...but the bigger, the better
Because we only go to remote locations, transportation costs a lot of money. We definitely need help on this part.
WHERE WE'VE BEEN
Our missions around the world