The 2016 J-Bay Open has just kicked off today and no matter their skill or privilege – every surfer in the world dreams of surfing these waves. Many South Africans are fortunate to have this wave breaking just down the road from their front stoep, or at least a jump in the car away, but many still don’t have the means to go this relatively short distance.
The 9 Miles Project, a non-profit organization and youth development project based out of Strandfontein, Cape Town. They have and continue to change lives through the incredible work done by surfers and through surfing and are urgently looking for financial sponsorship towards their Jeffreys Bay Development Camp & Tour 2016.
The tour is offered annually to new learners, along with leaders, to reward them for the hard work and discipline they have put in over the past year. The cost per person is R2060.00 of which most has already been received through donations, but on the eve of their departure their transport has fallen through and they need to raise an additional R11 000.00 They are calling on anyone who is able to assist with making the trip of a lifetime possible for these students. Let’s go the distance and get them all to J-Bay!