The vast majority of surf charter trips to the Mentawai Islands consist of a group of friends surfing some of the best waves imaginable, hanging out in paradise, and having the time of their lives. It really can’t get much better than that…or can it?
The winner of the Wave of Compassion Dream Boat trip not only gets to enjoy a first class trip to the Mentawai Islands that will directly benefit the local community, they’ll also have the entire trip documented by some of the most distinguished writers, photographers, and videographers in the surf industry. Here’s a quick look at the cast and characters you’ll be traveling with if you win:
Billabong team rider David Rastovich
Quiksilver team rider Strider Wasilewski
Reef team rider Ben Bourgeois
Saraina Koat Mentawai’s Jason Bogle
Surfer Magazine writer extraordinaire Steve Barilotti
Surfer Magazine legendary lensman Jeff Divine
Surfermag.com’s website guru Scott Bass
World Wave Pictures’ fabled Sonny Miller
Acclaimed videographer Justin Krumb
It’s simple. Clear your schedule from October 9 – 20, visit www.waveofcompassion.org -make a donation to Surf Aid International, cross your fingers, and you might just win the trip of your dreams.
For more information please visit: www.waveofcompassion.org
Here’s the specifics:
One grand prize winner and their guest will surf the Mentawai’s with for ten days on board Saraina Koat Mentawai’s executive class surf charter boat, the Midas. The entire trip will be photographed and documented by a Surfer Magazine editorial crew. The winners will be the featured attraction in the corresponding Surfer Magazine/Surfermag.com article(s).
The good folks at Surfer Magazine have also agreed that if one of the grand prize winners scores a prize-winning photo they have a realistic chance at getting their shot on the cover of Surfer Magazine.
The trip will include an upriver visit to a Mentawai village to learn about the Mentawai people and their culture; a visit with Dr. Dave to witness Surf Aid’s frontline efforts in combating malaria and disease on the islands; a brief visit to a local area school; and of course, having your mind utterly altered for 10 days of legendary surf with four of the world’s best surfers giving you pointers.
Winners will be chosen on September 3, 2004; actual trip dates will be October 9 – October 20, 2004.
Air transportation provided by Singapore Airlines/Silk Air. Surf Charter services provided by Saraina Koat Mentawai.