Don’t miss iSurf’s 3rd Annual Block Party at Casa De La Guerra on Sept. 3. This is always a really fun event, and it benefits a really great cause: the Watergirl Fund (a program of the Surf Like a Girl Foundation!)—a nonprofit community surf program that provides needs-based surf programming to underserved girls in the Santa Barbara and Ventura communities. See our story on the nonprofit from summer 2016.
Alelia Parenteau, director of the program, explains, “The Watergirl Program launched two years ago with the intention of introducing the wonders of surfing to girls who would not normally have access to the sport. We continue to work closely with Girls Inc Santa Barbara and inspire girls to try something new and exciting. The program continues to FAR exceeded our expectations two years in and so many girls are getting to experience the stoke of surfing. Last year we raised almost $20,000, which allowed us to close to 500 total lessons, completely free of charge. The girls who participated would not have been able to attend without the valuable support of the community and the confidence, camaraderie and community they gained from the experience is unparalleled. Additionally, the Surf Like a Girl Foundation is a 1% For the Planet Non-Profit Member—committed to doing good for the planet as well as young surfers.”
The event takes place from 5-9 p.m. on Sept. 3 at Casa De La Guerra – 15 E. De La Guerra St. Check out the the Foundation’s website to learn more about the program: www.SurfLikeaGirl.org