WE ARE A COMMUNITY
My life as a son, father, surfer and a farmer taught me not to take things for granted, I am also humbled by the support I received from amazing people along my journey. I was mentored, believed in, given opportunity, received scholarships and accepted into communities - to name a few.
We live on a tiny blue planet racing through space and whether we realize it or not, we are all connected. I have always liked the idea of the butterfly effect and draw strength from knowing that regardless of our daily circumstances, we get to choose our actions.
Longboard has been supporting both local, national and global charitable causes since day one. This page is the first time we publicly list some of the ongoing charities we support, not because we want to brag but because we hope you will check some of those out and maybe decide their cause is aligned with your set of beliefs. If so, please donate or find a way to support them.
Thanks, Mahalo, Merci, Toda, Gracias, Danke, Grazie, Obrigado, Shukraan, Xièxiè, dhanyavaad, Spasibo
Like the rest of his family, Drew Esquivel was simply a talented, gentle human being that loved being part of his community (although you wouldn't want him to be your opponent on the wrestling mat). Drew was taken from us far too young. The Healdsburg community has rallied behind the family to make Drew's spirit live forever by establishing a scholarship fund for deserving students.
Healdsburg Sunrise Rotary Club's Drew Esquivel Memorial Scholarship helps outstanding Healdsburg High School graduates pursue their college education. Scholars are selected based on academic excellence, athletic success, community service, leadership, determination, and dreaming big!
For over a decade Oded and Longboard Vineyards have been our loyal partners. They've had their feet in the sand with us every step of the way in our journey to preserve the history, heritage and culture of surfing. The heart, soul and stoke of the whole crew at Longboard Vineyards have always ensured all of our events and gatherings become extra special with their incredible wines. We look forward to many more years in the sun with our friends and constant supporters at Longboard.
Russian River Keeper
Russian Riverkeeper has been fighting since 1993 to ensure a thriving river system and your rights to fishable, swimmable and drinkable waters.
Hagal Sheli (My Wave)
“HaGal Sheli” (My Wave) is a non-profit organization which uses surfing as an educational tool and provides at-risk youth with the chance to ‘ride the wave’ and succeed. By facing the unique forces of the sea and overcoming the challenge of surfing the participants are instilled with the self-confidence and sense of achievement necessary to propel them through equivalent life challenges.
“HaGal Sheli” operates various programs for teenagers between the ages of 13-18 from all walks of Israeli society – Jews, Muslims and Christians; secular and non-secular; immigrants; and boys and girls alike.
Save the Waves
Mission: To protect and preserve the coastal environment with a focus on the surf zone.
"The world needs more businesses like Longboard. Since the beginning of Save The Waves Coalition's work, Longboard Vineyards has stood right besides us on our quest to protect surf ecosystems. They don't just talk the talk - these guys surf the surf."
Will Henry - Founder
Note: Will Henry also makes really great wines from the Santa Barbara area, visit Lumen Wines and give them a try too.
The Surfrider Foundation is dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of the world’s ocean, waves and beaches, for all people, through a powerful activist network.
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