About The Eco Pro Surf Series
Our goal is to plan, create, host family oriented surfing competitions and promote activities related to the beach and surfing while stimulating public interest in all aspects of these activities.
The Eco Pro Surf Series will always include recognizing and benefiting local small charities that positively impact our surfing community through either surfing outreach programs and/or beach and ocean conservation.
The Eco Pro Surf Series will directly benefit three (3) selected charity organizations with a track record for directly and positively impacting our community through outreach programs and environmental awareness:
Mission 22 is a non-profit who combats the ever-rising veteran suicide rate. Every day, more than twenty veterans are lost to suicide. Mission 22 wants to bring that number to zero. It does this with three main programs; veteran treatment programs, memorials and national awareness.
Mission 22 provides treatment programs to veterans for Post-Traumatic Stress, Traumatic Brain Injury and other issues they might be facing. It organizes events and builds memorials to create social impact and awareness for these issues. Mission 22 also has an Ambassador volunteer program for people to get involved as well. Ambassadors educate the public on veteran issues, help get veterans into Mission 22 treatment programs and create resources in their communities. Through these three programs, it enables a push for the betterment of our nation’s heroes and stands united in the war against veteran suicide.
Future 6 Helping Hand
Future 6 Helping Hand is a 501(c)(3) in South Florida that provides free ocean centric programs for children with special needs. Our mission is to make an impact on our community by staying true to the 6 Core Values that encompass F6
Everything Future 6 does provide unique experiences for children in our communities, provides positive life long memories and creates solid foundations of desire, drive and work ethic. Since 2012, they have been able to provide their free outreach programs to 1000’s of kids benefiting from Orlando to Palm Beach.
The Indian River Lagoon (IRL) was nominated as an Estuary of National Significance and joined the National Estuary Program (NEP) in 1990 under the sponsorship of the St. Johns and South Florida Water Management Districts and was formally established in 1991. The IRLNEP is part of a national network of twenty-eight estuary programs established under the Federal Clean Water Act and administered nationally by the United States EPA. The Program’s Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan (CCMP) was published in 1997 and updated in 2008.
Today, the IRLNEP is sponsored by the IRL Council, which was established in February 2015 as a special district of Florida. The IRL Council includes representatives of five counties bordering the lagoon (Volusia, Brevard, the Indian River County Lagoon Coalition, St. Lucie and Martin counties), the St. Johns River and South Florida Water Management Districts, and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). The U.S. EPA provides guidance to the Council.