Just when it seemed that things couldn’t get any worse for residents of the Mentawai Islands, things got worse. The tsunami followed the earthquake. Then the cyclone followed the tsunami, water following water, land that was once dry flooded first from the sea and now from the air. An already cruel ocean has turned cruel once again, cutting off isolated villages from aid. Facing 30-knot winds, sheets of rain, and 12-foot seas, most aid boats turned back. But the surfers did not. Thanks to the tenacity of SurfAid and various charter boats, the relief effort continues.
SurfAid updates us on what’s been done, what still needs doing, and
how you can help: