16. September 2020
Our new team in Mentawai is a fabulous mix of men, women and young adults from Mentawai, Padang and Australia, all ready to Draw Their Line and make a positive impact for youth and the marine environment in these extraordinary islands.
02. September 2020
Over a week in mid August, led by ALF staff and Morotai Surfing Association team members in partnership with the Tourism Department and Planning Department of Morotai government, Locally Managed Marine Areas Indonesia, and Conservation International Indonesia we carried out community outreach to socialise surfing as a platform for empowerment, conservation, equity and sustainable development. Visiting sixteen of the now eighteen surf clubs we are establishing across villages in Morotai, we held...
27. August 2020
We have been working with UCLA Hawaiian Archaeology PhD candidate Kalani Heinz, and local village elders - who are intrinsically connected to nature from living in it, with it and by it and have a knowledge that you can't get from university - to develop a specific marine ecology and conservation syllabus for elementary through to senior high school students. When finished next year, we plan to start working with education departments to begin the inclusion of our SENSE syllabus into local...
23. July 2020
On Lizzie's initial visit to Morotai in early 2016, some of the first friends she was to make were with Aden and Choco. Like-minded locals and kindred spirits with a passion for surfing and social work, the three them plus some more locals who had got involved, constantly talked of creating surf clubs across the villages of Morotai where the youth are so keen on surfing and using these clubs as a platform for education, empowerment and conservation. They felt that bringing youth together in...
01. July 2020
Our founder, Lizzie Murray, was invited to be a member of the panel for the Surf Conservation Partnership's Online Event. Due to Corona Virus, the SCP decided to hold their fund-raising event online reaching a virtual audience. Lizzie was invited to speak about A Liquid Future and our educational syllabus assisting youth in remote coastal communities with surfing playing a key role. Highlighted was the inspiring story of Nidar and Fuji, two of ALF's first female students in 2015 at the centre...
09. April 2020
05. March 2020
The governor of Morotai's wife, Mrs Sherly, a keen diver and conservationist, opened the Strategic Marketing and Planning Workshop for Sustainable Surf and Nature Tourism on Morotai presented by the Surf Conservation Partnership. It's aim to create a multi-stakeholder task force comprising government departments, local community leaders, non-profits, Indonesian Surfing community and academia. With maximum attendance and engagement from all stakeholder sectors, it was productive workshop that...
10. December 2019
When the head of the Morotai Tourism Department asked if we could collaborate to arrange a surf and conservation workshop for local youth with ex-professional surfer and environmental ambassador Dede Suryana from Cimaja, Java, we said "Absolutely!" To see the buy-in from the tourism department and their increasing understanding of the potential of surfing for local youth empowerment and as a tool for marine conservation has been very encouraging. During the four day workshop, youth from five...
09. December 2019
As the on-the-ground partner for the Surf Conservation Partnership's Surf Protected Areas concept, we welcomed Phil and Jarret, two students from UCLA Anderson's Business school to carry out empirical research for a marketing and sustainable tourism development strategy for the island. To get a feel for the place and its current reality, we visited and spoke with local communities, toured the island and some of its offshore islands taking in the natural beauty both above and below the ocean,...
08. August 2019
We are very excited to announce our registration as an Australian Charity with the Australian Charities and Not-For-Profits Commission.

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