Our supporters and fellow wave chasers
We are a non-profit organization composed of lifeguards and health care professionals who are devoted to doing their part, through domestic and international training, program development, and research, to lessen the global burden of drowning.
The Mauli Ola Foundation (MOF) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing hope and confidence to individuals living with genetic diseases. Harnessing the healing powers of the ocean, we introduce surfing and ocean-based activities as natural therapies. We are honored to share our knowledge of the ocean, family values and community.
The mission is simple: To get clean water to every single person who needs it. People living in impoverished areas die every day from drinking dirty water. While having access to clean water is a luxury that many of us take for granted, there are millions living in nations with no filtration systems in place. Kids drink from the same streams where animals bathe. In addition, there’s no clean water available for surgery if someone is injured, putting the wounded at risk of deathly infections.
Waves of Health’s mission since its confounding in 2007 by Drs. Everline and Boni is to provide modern medical care to underserved communities, to educate healthcare professionals about the medical problems of the developing world and to educate surfers how to take care of themselves and others. Waves of Health is a completely voluntary organization made up of local doctors, nurses, pharmacists and other professionals who volunteer their time and energy to help those less fortunate in underserved communities.
Since 2009 it has been a binary surfing medicine organization in both NYC metro area, where it makes biannual medical missions from Newark to provide primary healthcare on The DR-Haitian border town of Dajabon- and North Shore of Oahu in Hawaii where it focuses on surfing sports medicine the brand supporter of the Straub Waves of Health Pipeline Conference held every year since 2009 on North Shore (Turtle Bay since 2011) the 6th of December before the annual “WSL Pipemasters”- the super bowl of pro surfing
Operation Surf came into existence as a result of one wounded hero’s desire to learn to surf. Navy Corpsman Derek McGuiness was being treated at the Brooke Army Medical Center when he met Janis Roznowski of Operation Comfort, another organization dedicated to helping our wounded heroes heal. Corpsman McGuiness had lost his leg in the war.