Waves For Water Founder, Humanitarian, Pro-Surfer
Jon Rose was a professional surfer for more than 13 years. He circled the globe competing in tournaments, but always left regretting that he didn't get to experience the country beyond the event stage. Hoping to give back to the places that he loved to surf, Jon set out on what was supposed to be a quick trip with just a few water filters on his back. But while enroute to a village in Indonesia, disaster struck. He found himself in the middle of an earthquake, and suddenly, the few fiters that he'd brought played a critical role in the survival of thousands of people. After that, he never looked back. Today, Waves For Water helps to implement comprehensive water purification programs around the world.