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Dave Aabo - Founder of WAVES
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WAVES for Development International is the fiscal sponsor for the Green Go Solar Project.

WAVES for Development International believes that surf travel should benefit the people and the communities where it happens. WAVES creates life-enriching experiences in coastal communities through Education programs that develop youth into healthy & empowered adults and Surf Voluntourism programs that engage travelers & transform their views of the world and themselves.

The idea for WAVES originated on the beaches of northern Peru in late 2004, when a group of educated local and international surfers shared a desire to help local youth with little resources enjoy surfing. Over the course of the next 3 years, WAVES formed a network over 30 dedicated individuals, organizations, and institutions in 10 countries. In 2007 a shipping container of surfboards arrived from Global Surf Industries to be used in WAVES' programming in Peru. After a two-week pilot program in February of 2008, WAVES launched full-time Surf Voluntourism and Educational Surf Programs in Lobitos, Peru that November.

WAVES for Development International is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt public charity registered in the state of New York. Additionally, WAVES for Development is a formalized not-for-profit association in Peru and Switzerland. WAVES for Development Peru signed an agreement with the Peruvian Sports Institute and the Peruvian Surfing Federation to bring Educational Surf and Surf Voluntourism programming to communities throughout Peru.

Learn more about WAVES for Development here.