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January 7, 2005 | Richard Fausset, Times Staff Writer
Relief organizations delivering tsunami aid to some of the remotest parts of Indonesia this week are seeking help from an unusual ally: a group of hard-core surfers. Surf Aid International, a nonprofit organization with offices in Encinitas, Calif., has been spearheading the effort to aid Nias, an island off western Sumatra where an estimated 272 died and 2,000 were left homeless by the Dec. 26 tsunami, according to some reports.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 7, 2005 | Richard Fausset, Times Staff Writer
Relief organizations delivering tsunami aid to some of the remotest parts of Indonesia this week are seeking help from an unusual ally: a group of hard-core surfers. Surf Aid International, a nonprofit organization with offices in Encinitas, Calif., has been spearheading the effort to aid Nias, an island off western Sumatra where an estimated 272 died and 2,000 were left homeless by the Dec. 26 tsunami, according to some reports.
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April 5, 2005 | Emmett Berg
The massive earthquake off the coast of Sumatra last month pulverized resorts and infrastructure that support the surf-based economy of Indonesia's Nias Island. The magnitude 8.7 temblor caused heavy damage in Teluk Dalam, a town near Nias' famous right-breaking waves on Lagundri Bay. Michelle Cahill of SurfAid International, a nonprofit aid group, recommends against going there now.
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October 16, 2005 | JOEL SAPPELL, Joel Sappell is a Times assistant managing editor
We're like kids on Christmas. Up before dawn, too excited to sleep, we tear into the huge canvas bags that have carried our flotilla of surfboards to the other side of the world. In the darkness, we rip off the bubble wrap and toss aside the beach towels we've used to cushion our toys on this three-day voyage to the remote reaches of western Indonesia. As the clouds lighten in hues of purple, we stand on the bow of our chartered yacht, awed by the outlines of a perfectly peeling wave.
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