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Our Programs

Waves For Water implements programs that provide access to clean water for those in need throughout the world. Checkout the map above or the list below to see what we’re doing, where we’ve been, and how you can help.

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Project Pine Ridge // America

Pine Ridge - South Dakota

This dispatch is a little longer than ones I’ve done in the past – which is very indicative of how much it impacted me. It’s been one of the most…

100% Funded
Funds Raised$9,000 Impact28,700

Surf To School - Any kid, Anywhere in the world, CAN HOST ONE

Mentawai - Indonesia

Any kid, anywhere in the world, can host one. It's all about having fun and helping along the way. Just…

97% Funded
Funds Raised$43,805 Impact45,000
This project has reached its goal!

Project Amazon

Amacapa - Brazilian Amazon

The concept for our mission to the Amazon was simple – Do what we love and help along the way. We surfed the infamous Pororoca (tidal bore wave created by…

100% Funded
Funds Raised$8,000 Impact20,000
This project has reached its goal!

MFG Cyclocross // Project Nepal


By bringing tools, techniques and inspiration, Waves For Water helps people gain access to safe drinking water . . . at a cost of one dollar per person. Waves For…

100% Funded
Funds Raised$10,050 Impact10,000
This project has reached its goal!

Brazil Flood Relief

Mtn. Region, Rio State - Brazil

Waves For Water and Agua Pura joined forces to bring clean water to victims of devastating floods in Brazil. Brazil is dealing with what they’re calling one of their worst…

100% Funded
Funds Raised$10,000 Impact20,000
This project has reached its goal!

Operation Indonesia

Sumatra and Mentawais - Indonesia

Waves for Water and Surf Aid International coordinate efforts to aid and distribute water filtration systems to Padang and villages of Sumatra destroyed by a 7.6 magnitude earthquake and the…

100% Funded
Funds Raised$6,000 Impact10,000
This project has reached its goal!

Project Pakistan // Phase - I


On July 28, a monsoon of biblical proportions thrashed the Islamic Republic of Pakistan creating the largest humanitarian crisis in modern history. Twenty million people were ravaged by a mountain…

100% Funded
Funds Raised$10,000 Impact65,000
This project has reached its goal!

Game Changer // Haiti Phase I

Bigonet and Leogane - Haiti

Waves for Water and Nike distribute “Game Changer Kits” throughout Haiti. These kits allow the community and youth to get involved through athletics and education. The state of things in Haiti…

100% Funded
Funds Raised$2,000 Impact4,000
This project has reached its goal!

Project Haiti // UN Military

UN Bases - Haiti

Waves for Water is working hand-in-hand with the United Nations and key leaders from communities to distribute clean drinking water solutions throughout Haiti. This project really is set up for success.…

100% Funded
Funds Raised$375,000 Impact105,000

Flint Water Crisis

Flint, Michigan

Greetings W4W Family, Many of you have reached out asking for us to respond to the current water crisis in Flint, Michigan. After rigorous analysis of the situation, we’d like to…

Partner Funded
Funds Raised$2,718

Philippine Hobie Challenge


Waves for Water to distribute clean water systems during Philippine Hobie Challenge The Philippine Hobie Challenge, the toughest regatta in the country, is set to sail on its 16th year…

69% Funded
Funds Raised$2,055 Impact3,000
This project has reached its goal!

The Bali Project

Little Sumba - Bali

Indonesia is seen as a premier surf destination/travel spot for the surf community. Though its pristine breaks draw surfers every year, more than 100 million Indonesians lack access to clean…

100% Funded
Funds Raised$25,000 Impact50,000

Waves For Water General Fund

Waves for Water General Fund. Money donated to this fund goes to provide clean water solutions worldwide through our various ongoing Waves for Water PROGRAMS.

64% Funded
Funds Raised$643,166 Impact500,000

Hurricane Sandy Relief Initiative

Northeastern Seaboard - United States

Waves for Water has coordinated a full-fledged Hurricane Relief Initiative in response to Super Storm Sandy that has absolutely decimated the North Eastern seaboard. Though we normally focus on clean…

Open Funding
Funds Raised$1,436,485
This project has reached its goal!

Japan Disaster Relief

Tokyo - Japan

The decision to launch a relief effort for Japan came easy. Just one glimpse of the news after the March 11th quake/tsunami hit, triggered every sensor I have for this…

100% Funded
Funds Raised$8,000 Impact20,000