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My Paypal account details are as follows: account name Alfonzo Pieters or Merchant account ID ZQB9KPGQWKA24
My bank details are as follows:
Bank: Capitec Bank
Name: Alfonzo Pieters
Account number: 1379586168
Branch code: 470010
I am asking for your help to raise funds to get me to Taiwan to part-take in the WSL 2018 World Longboard Champs being held in Taiwan this November.
This event is being held in Jinzun Harbour in Taipei, Taiwan. The contest runs from 22 November to 2 December 2018.
This year I took part in the WSL Longboard series being held in South Africa, making the Finals at the Port Elizabeth Stop. This result pushed me up the rankings in South Africa up to a joint 4th place.
Earlier this year I represented South Africa at the ISA world longboard Champs held in China, as part of the National team, this was an amazing experience to be able to wave the South African flag proudly on the stage in front of all the other nations. I am hoping to make everyone equally proud at the WSL event this year.
I am needing to raise R22673 for this event, below is the break down of the costs involved with attending:
FLIGHTS: R12673 (FROM PORT ELIZABETH TO KAOHSIUNG, TAIWAN)
FOOD AND ACCOMMODATION: R7000
VISA FEES: R1000
TRAVEL INSURANCE: R2000
TOTAL COSTS: R22673
Here is a brief article about my past and how I overcame the situation I found myself in to be what I am today, a Dad, a Mentor and a pro surfer.
Local surf instructor Alfonso Peters is becoming the role model for vulnerable youth in Cape Town that he never had.
The 28-year-old is a surf instructor and Manager of the Port Elizabeth waves for Change site, has been surfing for over 14 years.
Alfonso represented South Africa at the ISA World Longboard Championships in China in January this year.
Peters had a tough childhood, and moved from Mitchell's Plein to Manenberg when he was young after the death of his father.
It's tough and there's a lot of poverty. Living there [in Manenberg] I didn't have hope and dreams.
— Alfonso Peters
As troubled teenager he says he would run away from home, get in trouble for theft. He would later live on the streets and in shelters on and off for eight years.
After he got in trouble with the police, a social worker invited him to a camp that changed the trajectory of his life.
When he went back to school and moved to live in Muizenberg with his social worker, Ryan, Peters came across a pamphlet offering a free surf programme.
I was absolutely hooked... It gave me something to wake up to in the morning. It was my passion and kept me sane.
— Alfonso Peters
Peters says riding waves brings him total freedom to express himself and "leave his problems on the shore".
Written by: Qama Qukula