Volcom’s Kris Lyman and Tavurua resort director Jon Roseman coordinated the efforts. “Once everyone arrived, we headed into the village for the traditional Fijian welcoming ceremonywe installed some filters and then headed over to the local school,” Larson explained. A team of 18 volunteers joined GCW, including surfers Kelly Slater, CJ Hobgood, Dave Wassel, and Alex Gray, as well as Volcom CEO Richard Woolcott and Kai Garcia, the lead water patrolman for the contest. A traveling choir team from Santa Fe Christian high school in San Diego also accompanied Wednesday’s group.
Slater and Hobgood are two of the many visiting pros who have created strong relationships with the locals in the region. “It’s so cool to see their day to day lifestyle, so simple, and see the kids play,” Hobgood told ESPN in between his contest heats. “We’ve helped out before with Kelly donating money to build a church, and I have friends just from coming to Tavi over the years.”
Larson, a native of Southern California, established GCW in 2008, having a background in non-profits. Over four years, the group has
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