Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Peoples Millions

We did it. Thanks again to everyone who voted and all those who gave us all their time and amazing support over the past few weeks. Its been emotional!!

Saturday, 27 November 2010

WE WON THE £50k, Thankyou

We won.. Thanks to everyone who voted for us yesterday. Surf Action were tonight presented with a check for £50k. It was amazing to have so much support from all our friends and families. Myself and Rich Emerson want to say a massive thankyou to everyone who has given their time and huge efforts to make this possible. This money will make all the difference to achieving great things, we can now help more combat veterans suffering from PTSD and physical injuries, we can now put more smiles on more faces. Thanks again

Thursday, 28 October 2010

Peoples Millions Finalists Please Vote

Surf Action have been short listed for ITV's Peoples Millions Big Lottery Fund and winners will be decided by a phone vote on Thursday 25th November, lines will be open between 9am and Midnight. We will publish the phone number here on the 25th when we receive it.
You can also check any updates on our website www.surfaction.co.uk
This website is no longer stagnant after months of being just a home page,please check in to see our new film, gallery, what we do and media links.
We would just like ot take this opportunity to thank all our friends and family for their support so far. A year down the line and Surf Action sis moving forward. Combat Surfers is soon to be a register charity so lot sof fundraising events will be planned for the coming year.
Most of thankyou to the veterans and their families for believing in us and letting us take them surfing.
Please vote for us on the 25th November, it will make all the difference to so many people.

Wednesday, 1 September 2010

1 RHA get amongst the waves.

Thanks to BFBS for coming along and doing a great job filming us. They really did do a fantastic piece for us. For the record Russ Pierre one of the instructors was not in the military and does not wish to mislead anyone. We look forward to seeing more members of 1 RHA in February. We have also just returned from the USA where we have been working with Operation amped and the US Naval Surf Clinic which is part of the rehabilitation of injured vets. We had an amzing time and will post some photos this week. Please copy the link below


Friday, 30 July 2010

1 Royal Horse Artillery E Battery

1 RHA E Battery after three days of surfing here in Cornwall. Surf Action introduced the Bombardiers to surfing at Watergate Bay as part of their activity training. A great three days, and all rode a wave in the sunny conditions. We would like to thank everyone from E Battery for their determination and enthusiasm. Also we want to thank Gul for the new rash vests and all their help and ASP Industries for getting our new T-shirts and vests printed in time. Thanks to Lee at the Farmers Pub in Columb St Minor for the cider and a huge thanks also to Colour Seargent Al Haynes for continually putting the word out their for Surf action.

Monday, 31 May 2010

Operation Cornish Wave

Our weekend at Polzeth was amazing. Thanks to all the guys who came down from Hasler Company. The determination they showed was infectious and Surf Action was proud to be there to show each of these injured troops how great surfing is. Pictured above is Jonny 'Bear' Linaker and below the group shot. Surf Action would like to thanks Gul Wetsuits, Surfs Up Surf School for the rash vests, watercooled for the t-shirts, The Oyster catcher for our accommodation, our instructors, Freddy Warwick, Mark Eley, Bryn Hall, Jackson Higgs, Rob Joules and most importantly the members of Hasler Company. Jason Hare, Nicholas Gibbons, Ben McBee, Bear, Danny Claricoates and also Antony Lambert their surgeon who worked on these guys directly after they were wounded. Thanks agin for letting us introduce you to surfing. For those who would like to know more please visit our website www.surfaction.co.uk

Monday, 17 May 2010

Surf Action

Our last few months have been very busy setting up Surf Action as an non-profit organisation. We now have a little funding to run events and do all we can to use surfing to offer vets and their families an opportunity to come to the beach, go surfing and experience something that could change your life. Pictured here are a few of the great people helping to support us, including James Parry nearest who represents GulWetsuits who have kindly said they will support us. Also Bob Paxman (in Black shirt) from talking to Minds, Graham Richardson from The Royal British Legion (second left), vets Martin Webster, Simon Rogers, Rich Emerson, and Trevor Luttrell. Instructors kindly giving their time are Mark Eley (Back row) and Freddy Warwick(RoyalMarine & Navy Surf Club seated).
Thankyou all for your support.