Surf World Champion Kelly Slater is currently supporting ecological projects on Bali.
The 11-time Surf Worl Champion Kelly Slater supports the Bali beach clean-up with a brand new surfboard he donated in cooperation with Quiksilver Indonesia for an eBay auction (http://bit.ly/JOWemQ).
The funds raised will be donated to Bale’s ROLE Foundation, an environmental non-profit.
After his recent surf trip to Bali he was stunned and aghast at the huge amount of waste at the beaches so that he started to call attention to create incentives for keeping Bali beaches clean.
“However I can get engaged to help out to at least educate and spread the word to help motivate the people who know how to do the right thing to start creating some change here, I’m happy to do that,” said Slater in a press release. “Giving a board is something simple but giving some time is something I’d feel really good about. The board is a start and if it’s going to raise some funds, I’ll match the funds with whatever the board raises. I’ll match that myself.”
According to ROLE, some 5,000 tons of solid waste are dumped illegally each day in Bali.