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Waves For Water - Hurricane Irma Relief Initiative

Like the rest of the world, we have been following Hurricane Irma with a close watchful eye. On September 6, this mega Category 5 hurricane, demolished Antigua and Barbuda, with a damage estimation at 90% destruction of the dual island nation’s infrastructure. This is just one example, as many other islands were annihilated, in similar fashion. When it was all said and done, many Caribbean islands found themselves in the path of Hurricane Irma and those that did not, still felt the impact of the unprecedented size of this powerful storm. As if that was not enough, our hearts were in our throats as we watched Hurricane Jose develop as a Category 4 hurricane in Irma’s shadow, treading a similar path. Luckily, Jose has downgraded since then and seems to have tracked North, sparing the Irma ravaged islands, another direct hit.


We as an organization have been tied to this region of the world since our initial response to the Haiti earthquake in 2009. Now again, we watch as another natural disaster bears down, this time focusing on our friends in both the British and US Virgin Islands, the French Caribbean, and other neighboring chains. Our Founder, Jon Rose says of the tragedy that “We are launching a full scale relief initiative for the Caribbean Islands that were ravaged by Irma. We have personal friends who lost everything and thousands more that are in dire need of help. Clean water is at the very peak of what’s needed most and our program speaks directly to that need.”

Go to  http://www.wavesforwater.org/project/hurricaneirmareliefinitiative  for more info.

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  • No Logos = Flat or Really Bad. Pretty much unrideable! A good time to get other things done.
  • 1 Logo = Rideable but not good form. Might not be worth the time or effort but there could be a few okay waves.
  • 2 Logos = Could be fun. Rideable and a few okay waves to be ridden.
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