PUERTO Escondido, commonly referred to as The Mexican Pipeline is an internationally recognised surfing paradise and desperately needs the help of the global surf community.
The International Bodyboarding Association (IBA) today announces the launch of its "Salvemos Puerto" (Save Puerto) global fundraiser auction. The campaign will run till October 7, 2012 and all help and support is most welcome.
The town of Puerto Escondido was devastated by Hurricane Carlotta on Friday 15th June, 2012. Two children died when their house was taken by a mudslide, and one 56-year-old woman passed away when the wind from the Category 2 Hurricane flipped her car. The beach side town has been severely damaged and is in need of urgent assistance to rebuild a community reliant on tourism.
The Puerto Escondido lifeguards are in need of help due to damage caused by the hurricane. They previously had eight towers along the beach at Playa Zicatela, they were all destroyed and the rebuilding process is proceeding only as fast as funds allow. This is just one example of what is required to help rebuild the local community; another is to promote tourism back to the area to stimulate the local economy.
Over the coming weeks there will be a series of ebay auctions to rise funds: sales you will not want to miss of one-of-a-kind signed canvas prints by top photographers.
Commencing the photo and art auction are prints by top Australian photographer, Ray Collins and South African's finest, Sacha Specker.
Check them out here.
© Sacha Specker