Mavericks Volunteer Rescue

$9,200 of $9,000 goal

Raised by 97 people in 19 days
Frankie Quirarte  PACIFICA, CA

The Mavericks Rescue Team is a network of experienced PWC Rescue Boat Operators and spotters that serve the Mavericks and big wave surfing community by volunteering their time and equipment to provide a safety net over the line-up on all major swells.


The RBO's (rescue boat operator) responds to a wide variety of situations, ranging from life threatening and non-life threatening rescues and injuries, vessel assistance and crowd control. Although they place themselves and their skis in harms way they utilize the "Risk Managment" approach developed by the Hawaiian Water Patrol in order to provide maximum effectiveness and the safest approach and exit on each and every rescue.

All RBO's and spotters are highly trained in the most current heavy water environments and act as a first responder and a communication bridge with the local rescue agencies to make sure the appropriate medical care and evacuation are provided to an injured surfer or spectator if need be.  


Every winter in Northern California dozens of new surfers take up the challenge of the prestigious big-wave break. And with the surfers come the boats full of spectators. The line-up has tripled in the last few years and there is now, more than ever a need for more coverage. 



We have started a campaign to cover the cost of annual CPR, environmental and survival training for the Mavericks surfing community and equipment maintenance and repairs for the RBO volunteers. Wear and tear on the equipment can be expensive and the cost of a repair can be overwhelming. In order to be able do a rescue in the Mavericks arena you have to have a PWC that is top condition. 

Please consider a small donation.  Thank you.

The Mavericks Rescue Team is a network of experienced  independent PWC Rescue Boat Operators and spotters that serve the Mavericks and big wave surfing community by volunteering their time and equipment to provide a safety net over the line-up on all major swells OTHER  than the Mavericks Surf Contest.

The team is not associated with the Titans of Mavericks or the Mavericks Surf Contest. 

Donations will be audited by Big Wave Surfing Champion, Greg Long, Operation Surf's, Rob Oliveros, Surfer/Lifeguard Tyler Conroy and RBO, Matthew Cavaco.
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Update 1
Posted by Frankie Quirarte
17 days ago
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Hello everybody just wanted to take a minute and thank everybody who's donated to the campaign so far. The response has been amazing and humbling. We've reached our initial goal and then some!

As per Gofundme's guidelines and our promise of transparency I need to disclose that I will be withdrawing and managing the funds as needed. Our audit team will oversee the payments.

The funds will be divided between the volunteers including myself for ski maintenance and upgrades, safety equipment including new radios and harnesses, oxygen kit, a new rescue sled and rigging.

The remainder of the funds will be used for a annual CPR/Safety training course for the entire Mavericks Surfing Community.
Once again thank you!!

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$9,200 of $9,000 goal

Raised by 97 people in 19 days
Created January 30, 2017
Frankie Quirarte  
AW
$50
Adam Warmington
2 days ago
RS
$50
robert stewart
7 days ago

Living in Hong Kong, we are a long way from Mavs in distance and size....thank you and all the ski rescue guys for keeping the boyz alive and us fully entertained over here...

SS
$100
Scott Sawyer
9 days ago

Thanks for all you do! I don't surf Mavericks (too big for me), but many of my life-long friends do. Because of what you do, they're able to see me afterwards for chiropractic tune-ups to straighten their spines out. Cheers, Doc Sawyer

WF
$50
Wyatt Fields
10 days ago
ZC
$100
Zachary Carney
10 days ago
1
1

Thanks for laying it all on the line for us. This is my first season surfing mavs and I truly see the importance of what you guys do. Can't thank you guys enough for keeping my friends and I safe.

GW
$50
Gordon Weiss
11 days ago
1
1
SB
$20
Scott Baumann
11 days ago
1
1
$20
Don Potter
12 days ago
$20
Jason Pirolo
12 days ago
SW
$200
Surfline Wavetrak
12 days ago

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