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Team From Island Stone Raises Funds for SurfAID During Annual Surfing Competition

Team From Island Stone Raises Funds for SurfAID During Annual Surfing Competition

Island Stone employees won the SurfAid Cup while raising money for women’s and children’s health initiatives in Indonesia, Mexico, and Solomon Islands.

(Pleasure Point, CA, May 10, 2022) Island Stone, manufacturer of handcrafted stone and glass tile, hosted a team at the annual SurfAid Cup Santa Cruz. The event raised funds for SurfAid, a non-profit that seeks to improve the lives of women and children in Indonesia, Mexico, and Solomon Islands by working with local communities to build health centers, clean water sources, and gardens, as well as to train health volunteers and midwives. The fifth annual SurfAid Cup Santa Cruz featured eight teams and raised $60,000 to support SurfAid’s Mother and Child Health programs.

Photo: Island Stone Team

The fundraising event gathers teams of surfers, who compete as a group in a tag-team format. The team from Island Stone—Nigel Eaton (CEO), Sander Nauenberg (CMO), Matt Bergdahl (Customer Experience Manager), Paul Sepulveda (Sales Manager), and Bart Templeman (friend)—took home the surfing prize and coveted SurfAid Cup. SurfAid is a cause close to the heart of Island Stone. Both organizations were formed in Indonesia and continue to have ties there. Island Stone’s founders were surfing in Indonesia when the landscape inspired them to create the perfect pebble tile, an idea that grew into a global tile company driven to design, engineer, and share the best tile with architects and designers around the world. Many Island Stone employees are surfers who have traveled to Indonesia and feel a personal vested interest in the important work that SurfAid does for communities there.

Photo: Nigel Eaton, Island Stone CEO surfing in the finals

“Sharing the stoke of surfing with a great group of people while supporting an organization that is having a profound impact on the long-term health of the people and communities that are part of the Island Stone's extended family is a win for all,” said Nigel Eaton, CEO of Island Stone.

To learn more about SURFAID click HERE