Maybe you could get a little money to report on the daily conditions, or start taking pictures and make a sweet calendar with "the best of the last 365 days, you wish you were here" theme to sell. You might be able to get local shops to sell it for you for the good cause. This would only be peanuts compared to the big ideas going on here, so hopefully someone hooks you up with some really great advice. Good luck!
Kure, good on you man! I think it's awesome and I'm sure you have some days when it would be real tempting just to skip it (only one day right). Keep it up!
I like the end of the year thing. You should share what you are doing with Trace Adkins, he is a huge wounded warriors supporter. Guy has a big heart...heck he might like what your doing so much that he'll put on a concert for your grand finale!!
Awesome bro. Way to serve your fellow citizens. What do you do on the flat days and victory at sea days?
Primo, please don't call the place I grew up a dump. Much of the state is actually very nice to look at. I'd be glad to post a couple of my pre-Sandy photos from my neighborhood to confirm that if you need.
Or flat days I just wait till dead low tide. There's always something at low tide.
Victory at sea days are the worst. I surf a 8 footer most times so its hard to duck dive. I just keep paddling until I can get far enough out to get into one. I've had some miserable miserable days during strong winds....
Kurebeachsurfer - I like your mindset - surf everyday and help a lot of people. I have a son on the autism spectrum. I've been involved in fundraising and have formed a charity with my wife and our son's swim instructor. Here's my two cents. Make it clear you are a charity stating your 503 (C) status, if you're not a charity yourself, use something like firstgiving or provide a link to the charity. Be clear who you are raising money for. There must be 20 autism charities alone. Surfer's Healing ties into what you're doing. There's probably a local charity associated with Surfer's Healing etc.
Our charity is Kells Kids - we raise money for a scholorship fund to teach autistic and special needs kids how to swim. We also sponsor SUP events and races for the parents. FYI - Children with autism are likely to have a wondering incident where drowning is a strong possibility.
Keep up the great work!