On May 6th, over 30 San Diego Christian Surfers paddled 1.5 miles to raise over $5,500 for Aleph Surf International!

Located in South Africa, Aleph Surf International uses surfing, the arts, education, and empowerment through employment to bring restoration through recreation to youth from disadvantage communities.

The Grom-A-Thon was an opportunity for surfers in our local community to use their love of surfing to bless others and make a difference.

It was essentially a grom free-for-all with everyone surfing their way down and back, while paddling together! The event finished at Crystal Pier with a pancake breakfast shared by all.

Mzwandile Mtumkulu, who grew up in the township of Jeffrey’s Bay and ran the Aleph mentoring program, was present during the Grom-A-Thon. He shared with the paddlers the impact that they money raised would have for Aleph Surf. Just recently Aleph’s home base in South Africa was burned to the ground in a fire, and the support raised helped Aleph re-build their home.

Big shout-out to everyone involved, and stay tuned for an upcoming nationwide paddle for a cause!