WSL World Tour

Project Overview

Waves For Water partners with the WSL World Tour to help provide access to clean water for over 100,000 people.

Through eleven events, spanning across the globe, this partnership will result in a minimum of 100,000 people gaining access to clean water.

Waves For Water and The World Surf League have partnered to implement W4W's clean water programs during every event of the season, in nearby areas of need. A percentage of event funds will be allocated to execute these programs in each region.

“I'm excited about this partnership... it's going to be a really fun initiative and I don't think we can truly anticipate the impact it will have - not only on the places we choose to implement & help, but also for the surfing community as a whole." – Jon Rose

The partnership will enable WSL to strongly engage with its audience and the general public while educating them about world water issues and Waves For Water's clean water programs, including the DYI humanitarian Clean Water Courier program.

Waves For Water works on the front lines to provide clean water to communities in need around the world. In addition to their primary focus around clean water, the organization has coordinated strategic disaster relief efforts throughout the world and works directly with world leaders and strategic partners who take a no-nonsense attitude toward making global change.

The World Surf League (WSL) is the sole governing body of professional surfing. Crowning surfing's undisputed world champions since 1976, the WSL sanctions the following tours: the WSL World Championship Tours (WCT), the WSL Qualification Series (QS), the Big Wave World Tour; the WSL World Longboard Championship (WLC) and the WSL World Junior Championship (WJC). The WSL is dedicated to showcasing the world's best surfers in the world's best waves with the International organization supported by seven regional offices in Africa, Australasia, Europe, Hawaii, Japan, North

America, and South America. The WSL serves to celebrate and grow the history, elite athletes, diverse fans and dedicated partners that together embody professional surfing today.

2015 Samsung Galaxy WSL World Championship Tour –

Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast: Feb 28-Mar 11

Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach: Apr 1-12

Margaret River Pro: Apr 15-26

Billabong Rio Pro: May 11-22

Fiji Pro: Jun 7-19

J-Bay Open: July 8-19

Billabong Pro Tahiti: Aug 14-25

Hurley Pro at Trestles: Sep 9-20

Quiksilver Pro France: Oct 6-17

Rip Curl Pro Portugal: Oct 20-31

Billabong Pipeline Masters: Dec 8-20

Aug 20 - 2014Field Update - Jeffrey's Bay Contest - July, 2014

Our 2014 World Championship Tour partnership with WSL resulted in the completion of clean-water projects across South Africa, from Eastern to the Western Capes, and even Madagascar.

As a result of our ongoing collaboration with WSL, this part of the world now is using W4W clean-water systems to help prevent suffering from water-borne disease.

Because J-Bay is a natural crossroads for surfers arriving from all over the world, it makes an ideal distribution hub for our filters.

Our local partners now include J-Bay Rotary Club, Aleph Surf International, Brenton Williams, Share The Stoke Foundation, Enrique Garcia, Estelle de Beer, manager of Seashells Luxury Apartments, Kain Sissons, Christian Surfers South Africa, Lucas Verboom, Alan Van Gysen Photgraphy, J-Bay Municipal Water Dept, These non-profit organizations, and individual Clean Water Couriers, are getting filters & buckets to rural farm schools, remote communities, orphanages and medical clinics. And these are the people that will continue to bring clean water in the future, whenever new shipments of filters arrive in J-Bay and Cape Town.

Here's just one example: J-Bay Rotary Club's ongoing program that includes a mobil library that brings books to remote farm schools - these communities all suffer from bad water. Rotary is now bringing our clean-water systems with their mobil library and training the teachers and distributing

to all the schools, whose main source of water is collected rainfall in large storage tanks.

As usual, the attached images, and WSL video, tell this story best: The payoff, for traveling across the world and going through what we go through, is getting to be with kids like these. Happy, positive, always ready to help more people get more water.

Statistics & Progress

Destination 5 Regions

Funds Raised $18,528

Impact 100,000+