Floods in Australia: surfers unite to help

The worst floods in more than three decades have devastated large regions of Australia. Thousands of citizens have lost their homes, belongings and longtime memories. Hundreds of Australians have lost their friend and relative forever.

The floods swept through 75% of Queensland and Northern New South Wales. Insurance claims have reached the AU$2 billion (US$2 billion) mark, only in Queensland. Artists, surfers, entrepreneurs and many world friends are supporting the beautiful country of Australia, through theses difficult recovery times.

To help the lives of those affected by Queensland's floods and Tropical Cyclone Yasi, the Premier's Disaster Relief Appeal was established to assist those who have suffered a loss due to natural disaster. All money raised by the fund will be directed to address the greatest need.

Our friends at Australia's Surf Life are accepting boards and gear, from pro surfers to auction. Proceeds go to Queensland Premier's Disaster Relief Appeal. Mick Fanning, Steph Gilmore, Taj Burrow and Shaun Cansdell have given ASL one of their boards.

The Queensland Premier's Flood Relief Appeal has so far raised more than A$135m. If you're interested in getting one of your hero's surfboards, you will also be helping our Aussie mates. The Australians need our support.

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