What We Do
Surf For Life is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that sponsors high-impact, sustainable infrastructure projects in underserved international communities. We design these projects in collaboration with our in-country partners and local community members to alleviate the area’s most pressing needs as identified by the local families, including access to education, healthcare, and economic development. Our success comes from engaging passionate, outward-focused organizations and volunteers to support the realization of our projects.
We offer a unique opportunity for people to experience a new and altruistic kind of travel that takes individual vacation to the next level. Our trips are open to anyone who wants to travel and lend a helping hand.
Our mission is to provide a cross-cultural experience between travelers and communities within the developing world, leaving behind a sustainable footprint that will advance the community in a positive way.
A Word From Our Volunteers
Allison Reid - South Portland, ME
Punto Banco, Costa Rica
“Trip of a lifetime! Contributing to the community was the most meaningful part of my journey with Surf For Life. It forever changed the way I want to travel... the surfing was the icing on the cake.”
Brad Herman - Oakland, CA
“On my first Surf For Life trip, I expected to see an interesting place and feel good about helping a community... I wasn’t expecting to meet such amazing people. That’s why I keep taking trips!”
Abbey Cowieson - Troy, NY
“My trip to Costa Rica with Surf For Life was truly a once in a lifetime experience. I got to release baby turtles into the wild and learn so much about a different culture. I would love to take this trip again!”