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STUFF I DO

STUFF I DO

WAVES FOR WATER 


WINTER IS A PROUD AMBASSADOR FOR WAVES FOR WATER, A CHARITY DEDICATED TO PROVIDING ACCESS TO CLEAN WATER FOR THOSE IN NEED AROUND THE WORLD. 

At the age of 9, he launched Surf to School Day, a surf themed ‘mufti’ day with a ‘spare change’ donation. To date, over 20 primary and secondary schools have hosted Surf to School days in Australia, Indonesia and the USA, raising over $30,000 for clean water solutions. 

In February 2016, Winter was a finalist in the Surfing Australia ‘Surfing Spirit’ Category for his work.

A simple and fun day, Surf to School Day demonstrates that kids can make a positive difference in the world. 

waves for water 

Winter is a proud Ambassador for Waves For Water, a charity dedicated to providing access to clean water for those in need around the world. 

At the age of 9, he launched Surf to School Day, a surf themed ‘mufti’ day with a ‘spare change’ donation. To date, over 26 primary and secondary schools have hosted Surf to School days in Australia, Indonesia and the USA, raising over $42,000 for clean water solutions. 

In February 2016, Winter was a finalist in the Surfing Australia ‘Surfing Spirit’ Category for his work.

A simple and fun day, Surf to School Day demonstrates that kids can make a positive difference in the world. 

 

COMMUNITY


SURFRIDER

Winter is proud to be Australia’s youngest Surfrider Foundation Ambassador.

He was stoked to give a speech at the launch of the Marine Plastic Threat Abatement Plan launch in Melbourne in November 2016. "I am stoked to be here tonight as a Surfrider Ambassador to talk about my favourite place, the OCEAN.

I am in the surf every day, and on the weekend its about 6 hours a day. The surf is different everyday – but some things don’t change. I always feel the sand under my feet and I always find plastic stuff in the surf. Yesterday, on Manly beach - I found a plastic cigarette lighter, an old leg rope and two chip packets. My Dad and I always pick stuff up. In the remote paradise of the Mentawai Islands in Indonesia – plastic trash piles up every where, there is just too much to pick it  all up. That’s a sad reality in my life.

I ask myself… Why are we using so much plastic? Why is only 10% of plastic recycled? How come so much ends up in the ocean? 
When are we going to get plastic OUT of the ocean?

Young people - school kids - like me - have to yell out for change. Kids care about the future because Kids are the future. When I visit schools I see kids empowered by the knowledge that they can change bad things in the world. I know that kids are clever, capable and caring. We can also lead and inspire, and we can take action.

I don’t want plastic bags wrapped around my hands or leg rope when I paddle out for a surf. It freaks me out every time it happens. We need to ban or restrict the use of plastic in Australia. They’ve done it in places like Hawaii and in California, some of my favourite places on the planet to surf. I am standing up with Surfrider and kids everywhere who want to change this. Kids can make a difference and have some fun along the way.”

Winter will continue to be actively involved in the Surfrider Rise Above Plastics Campaign in 2017. 

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SURFRIDER

Winter is proud to be Australia’s youngest Surfrider Foundation Ambassador.

He was stoked to give a speech at the launch of the Marine Plastic Threat Abatement Plan launch in Melbourne in November 2016.

"I am stoked to be here tonight as a Surfrider Ambassador to talk about my favourite place, the OCEAN. I am in the surf every day, and on the weekend its about 6 hours a day. The surf is different everyday – but some things don’t change. I always feel the sand under my feet and I always find plastic stuff in the surf. Yesterday, on Manly beach - I found a plastic cigarette lighter, an old leg rope and two chip packets. My Dad and I always pick stuff up. In the remote paradise of the Mentawai Islands in Indonesia – plastic trash piles up every where, there is just too much to pick it  all up. That’s a sad reality in my life.
I ask myself… Why are we using so much plastic? Why is only 10% of plastic recycled? How come so much ends up in the ocean?  When are we going to get plastic OUT of the ocean?
Young people - school kids - like me - have to yell out for change. Kids care about the future because Kids are the future. When I visit schools I see kids empowered by the knowledge that they can change bad things in the world. I know that kids are clever, capable and caring. We can also lead and inspire, and we can take action. I don’t want plastic bags wrapped around my hands or leg rope when I paddle out for a surf. It freaks me out every time it happens. We need to ban or restrict the use of plastic in Australia. They’ve done it in places like Hawaii and in California, some of my favourite places on the planet to surf. I am standing up with Surfrider and kids everywhere who want to change this. Kids can make a difference and have some fun along the way.”

Winter will continue to be actively involved in the Surfrider Rise Above Plastics Campaign in 2017. 

KIDS GIVE

As the “Kids Give” Ambassador Winter toured 5 States for National Young Leaders day (2016) with a key note speech about how Kids Can Make a Difference. He addressed over 15,000 primary school leaders, including 6,000 kids who packed the Allphones Arena in Sydney. 

As “Kids Give” Ambassador Winter raised $60,400 for School Aid by giving a speech at a Funding Network event hosted by Macquarie Bank in Sydney. 

Australia’s first and only crowd funding website for kids.

 

kids give

As the 'Kids Give' Ambassador Winter toured 5 States for National Young Leaders day (2016) with a key note speech about how Kids Can Make a Difference. He addressed over 15,000 primary school leaders, including 6,000 kids who packed the Allphones Arena in Sydney. 

As 'Kids Give' Ambassador Winter raised $60,400 for School Aid by giving a speech at a Funding Network event hosted by Macquarie Bank in Sydney. 

Australia’s first and only crowd funding website for kids.