Warrior Surf Foundation and Mex 1 team up for Share the Stoke raffle
By Robin Gibson
All money raised will go directly towards WSF’s surf therapy, yoga and wellness programs to help our nation’s Veterans struggling with PTSD, transitional issues and other mental health challenges.
Charleston-based nonprofitWarrior Surf Foundation(WSF) has partnered withMex 1 Coastal Cantinaagain to launch their 2021Share the Stoke: Win a Board, Give a Boardraffle. Twice a year, they work with a local surfboard shaper to raffle off a hand-shaped board, as well as give a custom board to one lucky Veteran graduate of WSF’s 12-week surf therapy program. This fall, the chosen Veteran will work directly with local shaper, Malcolm Knight ofLong Toe Surfboards,who shapes and glasses his boards locally.
Those interested in winning a beautiful tie-dye 5’10” fish surfboard of their own shaped by Knight may purchase raffle tickets online now through December 9 at 5 p.m. Raffle tickets are 10 for $10, 20 for $15 and 30 for $25. You can also sign up to score additional free tickets when you share the designated link with friends. All money raised will go directly towards WSF’s surf therapy, yoga and wellness programs to help our nation’s Veterans struggling with PTSD, transitional issues and other mental health challenges. A recap of our last Share the Stoke with local shaper Tim Jump of Secula Surfboards can be foundherre.
Twice a year, they work with a local surfboard shaper to raffle off a hand-shaped board, as well as give a custom board to one lucky Veteran graduate of WSF’s 12-week surf therapy program.
A portion of the proceeds will help send eight deserving Veteran members of the WSF program, as well as WSF crew toThunderbomb Surf Campin Nicaragua next February. During this week-long intensive retreat, Veterans will focus on healing through psycho-education, positive psychology and resiliency. To donate directly to WSF + Mex 1's Thunderbomb Surf Camp, with options to donate a specific experience for a Veteran like surfing for the day, a yoga session or a dinner, please visitwarriorsurf.rallyup.
In addition, don't forget that $1 from every taco sold from Mex 1’s Thunderbomb Taco (made with Baja battered fresh catch, red cabbage, pineapple salsa and guac sauce) sold through the end of 2021 at all three Mex 1 locations (Sullivan’s Island, West Ashley and Park West) will go towards the cost of food, accommodations and experiences for Thunderbomb.
Those interested in winning a beautiful tie dye 5’10” fish surfboard of their own shaped by Malcolm may purchase raffle tickets online now through December 9 at 5 p.m.
For more information, and to purchase raffle tickets before Dec. 9 at 5 p.m., visitwarriorsurf.rallyup.
Founded on Folly Beach, SC in May 2015 by American combat veterans and surfers, Warrior Surf Foundation (WSF) addresses post-service transition challenges such as post-traumatic stress, moral injury, survivor’s guilt and TBI through surf therapy, yoga, wellness sessions and community. WSF’s Surf Therapy Program strives to enhance the psychological and physical well-being of Veterans, active duty service members and their families through the experience of surfing. For more information, visitwarriorsurf.orgor follow WSF onFacebook and Instagram.
About Mex 1 Coastal Cantina
Mex 1 Coastal Cantina (three locations in Charleston, SC) was inspired by surf trips down the Baja Peninsula, cruising down the Mex 1 highway and veering off towards the ocean on a small dirt road to surf. The restaurant’s entire experience is fueled by the light, fresh flavors of Baja, served up in the little cantinas that dot the coastline (with no shortage of tequila)! For more information, visitmex1coastalcantina.comor follow Mex 1 onFacebookand Instagram.