Your friends are fundraising. Don't miss out, opt in.



£691raised of £10,000 target by 36 supporters

Weʼre raising £10,000 to To build and fund Saints Board Riders Surf Club at Porthmeor beach St Ives. A building for all the local community to use.

St Ives, Saint Ives, UK

What is crowdfunding?

Crowdfunding is a new type of fundraising where you can raise funds for your own personal cause, even if you're not a registered charity.

The page owner is responsible for the distribution of funds raised.


Saints Board Riders

Saints Board Riders was started in 2008 with just 13 members, it now has over 150 junior memberships and a growing adult membership. Saints Boardriders is an inclusive club that teaches members of all ages and abilities to surf while fostering a supportive and positive local surfing/beach community. At present the club has nowhere to store equipment or a space to do further training or community events. Instead the club relies heavily on the good will and hospitality of St Ives Surf School. With a club house the Saints Board Riders could expand its membership, reaching more people in the community and securing the future of the club.The building will also be used by The Wave Project ; A local charity which helps young people to reduce anxiety and improve confidence through surfing! Their award-winning surf courses are proven to help young people feel calmer, more motivated and better about their future. The RLNI will also have use of the building as well as St Ives Surf Life Saving Club. The building will also incorporate toilets and hot showers for public use, making it truly a community building.

Here is a supportive letter from Surfing England’s Nick Rees:

Within our role we are responsible and passionate about supporting grass roots surfing, in which Surf Clubs play an incredibly important part. Our role is to assist them in harnessing the potential they possess. Our experience of Saints Board Riders is one of excellence, professionalism and creativity. We frequently see club members on the medal podiums of the National events. However elite performance is a product of grass roots development and support, which we see through the successful and consistent local service provided by Saints Board Riders. In fact, the club’s service led us to promote its structure as a model to other clubs where we also made the following public statement in an article published in September 2015:

“…with Saints Board Riders being an excellent demonstration of how local community and passion for surfing can create positive experiences and education in all ages and abilities”. We fully support Saints Board Riders in their club house vision and hope that you do to. This facility is key to the development of the club and its future whilst ensuring Saints Board Riders continues its journey as one of the outstanding community organisations in British Surfing. 

Nick Rees

Head of Operations 

Surfing England 

To find out more information about the club follow the link below,

Saints Board Riders web page.

Share this story



John Navin

Updates appear here

    9 months ago

    John Navin started crowdfunding

    Leave a message of support

    Page last updated on: 4/25/2018 7:42 PM



    • Cheese on Coast

      Cheese on Coast

      Apr 25, 2018

      Well done Benjo, here’s to the clubhouse. May you all get to your target soon !


    • Alan Woodward

      Alan Woodward

      Apr 25, 2018

      Well done, Benjo!


    • Sandie Richardson

      Sandie Richardson

      Apr 24, 2018

      Well done Ben, love Sandie & John




      Apr 24, 2018


    • Suzanne & Kevin Fisher

      Suzanne & Kevin Fisher

      Apr 23, 2018

      BEN - so pleased to have cheered you on at 10 & 19 miles! Absolutely brilliant, well done! Suzanne & Kevin.xx


    • Steve Hewlett

      Steve Hewlett

      Apr 22, 2018

      Well done Benjo!!!


    • Pauline Paddon

      Pauline Paddon

      Apr 22, 2018

      Well done Ben. wshunt you a speedy recovery.


    John Navin

    Become a supporter

    Help John Navin raise more

    About the fundraiser
    John Navin

    John Navin

    St Ives, Saint Ives, UK

    Im a local surfer who started the surf club in 2008, I deeply care about our local beach community.

    Report this Page