My friend Paul Riehle is an avid surfer; he's one of those guys who's up at the crack of dawn and out on his surfboard enjoying what we Californians know as the endless summer. You can surf all year 'round here - of course you've got to wear something thicker than a 3/2 wetsuit in the winter, but as Jimmy Buffet says, "The weather is here. Wish you were beautiful."
While Jimmy has a way with words, Paul's got a way with surfing. In fact, he's competing in the Malibu Cup, and is asking for your help to raise money.
Here's Paul's plea: "I write because I am participating in the SurfAid Malibu Cup this Saturday, September 8. The Cup is a surfing competition to raise funds for SurfAid, a non-profit humanitarian organization with malaria eradication, emergency preparedness and response, and community health programs in Indonesia. I have been on the SurfAid Board since its inception. I am competing on the Beck Riehle Good Surf Team. Our goal is to raise the most money of any team before the event starts, thereby helping SurfAid."
While you might not know Paul, you can get to know the good work that they do. In SurfAid's own words, "SurfAid is a non-profit humanitarian organization whose aim is to improve the health, well-being and self-reliance of people living in isolated regions connected to us through surfing."
If you can't jum on your board this weekend to help raise money, you can donate by clicking on this link.