Surf Nonprofits to Benefit from Kickoff Charity Event for NY Surf Film Festival and Unsound Pro

New York, New York (PressExposure) September 21, 2009 -- At least six surf-related nonprofits will receive proceeds from a festival and contest kickoff event to include the NYC premier of the Spectacular Adventures film. The event will take place Wednesday September 23rd 7pm at Bar 13.

WAVES for Development, Waves of Health, the Best Day Foundation, Stoked Mentoring, the Surfrider Foundation and SurfAid International will provide information on their surf nonprofit programs at the event, hosted by the New York Surf Film Festival and WAVES for Development. Surfing has inspired many individuals to take action in the areas of film, conservation, sustainability, education, health, and humanitarian aid. This event will bring together representatives from each in a spirit of collaboration.

Spectacular Adventures is a surf film about professional East Coast surfers - starring Cory Lopez, Ben Borgious, Gabe Cling, Asher Nolan and more, whose travel adventures take them to exotic locations in the world. The NYC premiere of the film will be featured at this surf charity kickoff event for the eleventh Unsound Pro surf competition, the only Pro Surf Contest in NY, and th second annual New York Surf Film Festival, both held September 25th through the 27th.

WAVES for Development International Executive Director says “As a new surf nonprofit on the scene, this is a great opportunity to share ideas and success stories with other well established not-for-profit organizations; I feel blessed that the NYSFF, the Unsound Pro and the crew with Spectacular Adventures have taken an interest in all of the surf-related causes. Our idea is to create a platform to celebrate and support the diverse work of surf nonprofits”.

NY Surf Film Festival co-founder, Tyler Breuer adds "I think what WAVES for Development is doing with this event and how they want to share success stories with other surf not-for-profit organizations is such a great thing for not only bringing awareness to the NY surf community but also forming alliances that will only help each other in the long run. I'm stoked that the New York Surf Film Festival and Unsound Pro is involved and helping to support this event. Plus the NY Premiere of "Spectacular Adventures" is going to be incredible and get everyone pumped for the following weeks events!"

More information on the event can be found at:

About WAVES for Development International, Inc

WAVES believes that travel should benefit the people and the communities where it happens. WAVES creates life-enriching experiences in coastal communities through Educational Surf programs that develop youth into healthy and empowered adults and Surf Voluntourism programs that engage travelers and transform their world view. Community-based programs promote:
• Cultural Exchange and Understanding
• Environmental Conservation
• Life Skills / Healthy Living
• Social Entrepreneurship
• Sustainable Tourism

Press Contact: Dave Aabo, WAVES for Development International, Inc, 345 W 48th St. Ste 1A, New York, NY 10036, 518-339-2142,,

Dave Aabo
WAVES for Development International, Inc
345 W 48th St. Ste 1A
New York, NY 10036

The NYC premiere of the film will be featured at this surf charity kickoff event for the eleventh Unsound Pro surf competition,

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Press Release Submitted On: September 21, 2009 at 5:12 am
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