Friday, October 22, 2010


When the three of us first dreamt of starting a Stand Up Paddle board company we all agreed that it had to somehow function to help the poor and needy. In fact we were more empowered and excited to help “change the world” through Pirate Coast then how to actually start a company. We loved the idea of one day providing a rural marginalized village of people in Africa clean water. So campaigning for clean water became our first “cause” initiative. The reason we chose water was 2 folds:

1.) 1 billion people on the planet don’t have access to clean water & 42,000 people die per week from unsafe water.
2) Water and Paddling boarding go hand and hand, so Paddling for Water seemed to be a good fit.

After a great first summer we felt September was a perfect time to start planning and preparing a Charity: Water campaign and event that could potential provide water well for the Bayaka people of the Central African Republic. Mark and Terence both have birthdays in September and agreed to utilize their birthday’s to help encourage people to give to the Paddle for Water campaign.

To our amazement we launched the campaign and within 8 weeks we reached our goal! We couldn’t be more grateful for the support and generosity of our friends, families, local businesses and fans of Pirate Coast.

100% of the funds you donated go directly to Charity: Water , who will in turn drill and build a well within 12 months from the day we reached our goal. The well will provide over 250 Bayakan people clean drinking water for over 20 years. So lives will surely be CHANGED.

On October 23rd approximately 30 people who donated to the Paddle for Water campaign will physically be paddling for Water at the Newport Aquatic Center. We’re so stoked for the event and even more stoked that together we helped change the world for 250 Bayakan people. Thank you for helping us change the world.
Special Thanks to:

Focus Surfboards
Freestyle USA
Blue Water Grill
Alex Water bottle
Kona Brewing Company
Krochet Kids Int.
Hawaiian Islands Creation
Angels Baseball
Bear Flag Fish Co
TC Screen Printing
Colors Inc Screen-printing
Commonwealth Lounge
Zinka Sunscreen
Regency Theatre Lido
Riveria Paddlesurf
Ryan Moreau
James Hartshorne

Monday, October 18, 2010

Basic Details for Saturday's Paddle for Water

Date: 10/23/10
Time: 1pm-3pm
Location: Newport Aquatic Center ( 1 Whitecliffs Dr, Newport Beach)
Look for Pirate Coast flag & Tent on the beach.

+Check in 1pm-1:25pm
+Paddle at 1:30pm ( Group Paddle)
+After the Paddle there will be food provided by Blue Water Grill
+Raffle will begin at approximately at 2:45pm.

* Raffle tickets will be sold at event for $5 or 5 for $20
* Pirate Coast Merchandise will be available for purchase.

To sign up to paddle donate here:

Email questions to :

Friday, October 15, 2010

Win a Freestyle 20x10 October Edition Shark Watch

Donate to Paddle for Water and win this killer Freestyle limited edition 20x10 Shark Watch.
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Thanks to our friends at Freestyle for your generous gift and support with our cause.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Win a FOCUS SUP Paddle

Donate to Paddle for WATER and you may just win a carbon fiber paddle from Focus.

Focus Surfboards makes some of the best SUP's and paddles on the market.
If you are considering buying a board or paddle please consider Focus.

The retail value of the paddle is over $200, but can be yours by donating to our
Paddle for WATER cause and winning the raffle.

We're so grateful to our new friends at Focus for their generosity and willingness to partner with us on our goal of building a clean water well in Africa.

Saturday, September 18, 2010


If you donate to Paddle for Water you're not only saving lives in Africa, but you also have a good chance of winning some cool stuff!

Gifts cards: Bear Flag Fish Co, Newport Brew Co, Commonwealth Lounge Newport, Blue Water Grill, Sushilicious.

Focus SUP Carbon Fiber Paddle, Pirate Coast Sweatshirt, 2 SupATX carbon fiber paddles, Date Night ( $50 Blue Water Grill & 4 tickets to Lido Theatre) Signed Gerry Lopez Poster, Gretchen Bleiler signed ALEX water bottle, Freestyle Watch, Hawaiian Island Creations gift pack,Riveria SUP dryfit shirt & womens sweatshirt, Krochet Kids gift pack, Date Paddle for 4 with Pirate Coast, Zinka Gift Pack, and more!

Saturday, September 11, 2010



The first annual Paddle For Water event will take place October 23rd, 2010. Pirate Coast will lead a group of Stand Up Paddlers who donated to the Paddle for Water cause. We will depart form the Newport Aquatic Center and paddle to Beacon Bay Beach to raise funds in support of Charity: Water.

Charity Water is non-profit organization bringing clean and safe drinking water to people in developing nations. 1 billion people in the world today do not have access to the most basic human need, water. The truth is 42,000 people die each week and sadly 37,800 of those people are children under the age of 5 years old all due to unsafe water and unhygienic living conditions.

So with you help together we hope to raise funds to provide at least one clean water drinking well for the Bayaka people in the Central African Republic. A clean water well cost $5,000.00 which on average provides clean water fro 250 people for 20 years.

Please consider joining us and together we can “PADDLE FOR WATER”.

How you can help?

Donate to our cause: HYPERLINK ""

Bronze Pledge: $25.00

Receives “PADDLE FOR WATER” event tee shirt

1 raffle ticket

Silver Pledge: $ 50.00

Receives “PADDLE FOR WATER” event tee shirt

2 raffle tickets

Eligible to participate in Paddle for Water 10/23

Gold Pledge: $100.00 or above

Receives “PADDLE FOR WATER” event tee shirt

4 raffle tickets

Pirate Coast Paddle Co Hat

Zinka Sunscreen Gift Pack

Eligible to participate in Paddle for Water 10/23