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How Surfing Led Me to Give Back

Dave Jenkins | Posted 01.28.2015 | Impact
Dave Jenkins

Fifteen years ago I was excitedly packing my surfboards, destined for my first trip to the Disneyland of surfing, the Mentawai Islands. At the time I was on a roll, a successful doctor, climbing the corporate ladder.

Indonesian Rescue Mission Complicated By Weather (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Aid workers, faced with extreme weather conditions, are having difficulty reaching the shores of the remote Mentawai Islands region of Indonesia. A C...

The Sanitation Problem in Mentawai: Watch What You Eat

Dave Jenkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Dave Jenkins

I first went to the remote Mentawai islands, off Indonesia's West Sumatran coast, in 1999 in pursuit of waves; I soon realized the sanitation situation was disastrous, and decided to take action.