Local kitesurfer Elias Van Sickle, age 18, organized a kite-surfing fundraiser called the “Downwinder” several years ago. This year’s beneficiary will be the Eastern LI Chapter’s Rise Above Plastics campaign. The event will happen sometime during October, Rise Above Plastics month, as they wait for good winds, but the fundraising is happening now, so please visit here and support this event. 

Kite Surfing Downwinder Flier

Please click here for full details
Please watch Elias’ inspiring and informative video
Please donate as much as you can (but every little bit helps)
Please come to the after event dinner at Gurney’s Inn, Montauk NY. Non-kiters welcome to greet the participants and attend the dinner
Please share this with anyone who doesn’t want to ingest and drink plastic and who loves the ocean, marine creatures and our environment