Pro Surfing Brothers Start Fundraiser for Victims of California Fire and Floods

The Coffins hope to raise funds for two firefighters who lost their homes.

Montecito, California and the surrounding areas are still reeling from the devastating Thomas Fire and mudslides/floods that it has been hit with this winter. Two professional surfers who travel the world but call Montecito their hometown have teamed up with the Changing Tides Foundation to put together a fundraiser for the victims.

The aftermath of the mudslide. Photo: Courtesy of the Coffin brothers

Conner and Parker Coffin are aiming to help the families of two firefighters who lost their homes in the flood. As they note in their campaign:

“On Jan 9th, our beautiful hometown of Montecito, CA suffered devastating mudslides that resulted in 21 people confirmed dead with 2 still missing, others injured and tremendous damage to homes and infrastructure. The mudslides were the result of a brief heavy rainstorm that occurred after the largest wildfire in California's state history (known as the Thomas Fire) scorched the foothills of Montecito and burned through Ventura County and the foothills of Carpinteria in December. Fire fighters did a miraculous job of fighting the fire and protecting Montecito lives and property. However, mudslides of this magnitude could not be fought. Sadly, two of the fire fighters who had worked so hard since the fire erupted in early December lost their family homes in the mudslides.”

The brothers are not just asking for donations, as they’re offering prizes for contributions. The more tickets you buy (e.g. the more donations you make) the better chances you have of winning a prize.

Some of their signature gear from Nixon, etnies, Oakley, Von Zipper, Channel Islands and more are all up for grabs -- and it’s for a good cause.

Check out the fundraiser here.

Conner and Parker Coffin. Photo: Courtesy of the Coffin brothers

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