• OUR MISSION

    COLLECTING - REPAIRING - GIVING

    Collecting

    SURFBOARDS AND SURF EQUIPMENT

    Too dinged to be fixed, too painful to see it thrown away. We can hear you thinking: "I better keep it, who knows, it might be useful one day...", well guess what, this is the perfect occasion to see your old baby going back in the water.

    We collect old surfboards everywhere in the world, surfer or not, you can help us do that!

    Repairing

    DURING OUR WORKSHOPS

    Repairing is not the easiest part, we will have to ask you and several shapers to give a hand.
     

    We organise workshops in France to teach people how to properly fix surfboards. We provide the boards and all the repairing equipment needed.

     

    Watch out for the next one !
     

    Giving

    TO PEOPLE ASPIRING TO SURF

    Locals are not always angry people asking you more or less politely to "go home". Sometimes it's little kids, surfing way better than you at this age, but sharing a surfboard with ten people.

    Many of them don't have access to this sport while looking all day at the perfect waves they have in their garden. How frustrating. Surfing is good for both mind and body, sometimes it's even a therapy for a better life. Giving a surfboard is giving more than a simple surfboard.

     

     

  • WHY PADDLE-PADDLE?

     

    At Paddle-Paddle, we are surfers of French and Australian nationalities. This sport changed our lives. Where we live first, then our jobs, our way of traveling and eventually: our everyday life.

    By instinct, our aim for well being revolved around this sport. From the adrenalin rush and total meditation period, you quickly realize surfing is very good for both the body and mind.
    While travelling, we also realized surfing had made many more stories!

    Stories in which we already took place, or will.

    In Brasil, surf takes children out of the favelas, in South Africa, it helps disabled childen as a therapy and in India it contributes to women emancipation. What about Indonesia ?

    Through its « good vibes » and its universal culture, everything it brings to people, surf is definitely much more than a sport. Because some people aren’t fortunate enough — where there is waves but no money —, some people dont have access to the possibilities of surf.
    This is the reason why we have created this charity project.

    Our goals: Collecting surfboards around the globe and bringing them to people aspiring to surf in forgotten locations. Created in September 2018, we have collected more than fifty boards in France and in Bali where we are based.

  • HOW TO HELP

    THIS IS WHAT WE NEED

    SURFBOARDS

    Any shape, any size

    Even if broken in half.

    SURF EQUIPMENT

    Fins, leash, wax, pads, tools

    Boardshorts and sunscreen also accepted.

    DONATIONS

    Even a small one

    So many small costs, you have no idea !

  • WE WERE HERE

    Our missions around the world

    05/11/2018, Lakey Peak, Indonesia

    First surfboard given !

    LOMBOK

    18/11/2018, Indonesia

    Driving around Nambung beach. Some of the kids we met never held a surfboard before and jumped straight in the water. Now they have enough to open a surf camp! ✌️🏄

  • OUR STORY

    NIAS & THE MENTAWAI ISLAND, WHERE EVERYTHING STARTED

     

    The team:

    Jesse Verhage (AUS)

    Sammy Verhage (AUS)

    Nino Barreiro (SWI)

    Elena Vignerte (FRA)

    Mathieu Maugret (FRA)

    Our story starts in Nias, where we went surfing in February 2018. In the water, we met a little guy named Swinto, no more than five years old, and one of the best in the line up so far. Problem, Swinto has a big brother who doesn't share his board that much. He has no other option than riding a broken piece of nose that once belonged to a proper surfboard. We decided to buy Swinto a board, just for him. With the help of few locals, we managed to find one. Broken twice and repaired with almost nothing, this board was the best gift he could have ever asked for. His father showed up, tried to steal the money of the deal, and threatened us. We had to leave the very next day. While leaving this incredible island, we decided to create this charity project back home. And now here we are, a multicultural NGO 200% decided to give Swinto his surfboard (and a better one !).

  • CONTACT

    Impasse Larrepunte, 64200 Biarritz, France
    +336 37 93 58 33
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