Dorian "Doc" Paskowitz brought the first surfboard to Israel in 1957. On a return trip in 2005, Doc teams up with Arthur Rashkovan to support Israel's Arab surfing community with donated boards and the Arab community's first surf contest.
God Went Surfing With The Devil is a feature-length documentary that documents S4P's efforts to deliver the Gaza Surf Relief boards in the midst of cross border attacks, economic embargo and the bureaucracy of conflict.
S4P partners with Michael Brooke, founder of Concrete Wave Magazine, and the Peres Center For Peace to create the Search-Spark-Stoke Tour, bringing longboard skateboarding to youth in Israel and Palestine and launching the Longboarding For Peace project.
Surfer Pour Le Paix is working with the European Commission and the city of Marseilles to host the Med Cup 4 Peace, a Mediterranean surfing and cultural festival with surfer delegations from every country on the Mediterranean Sea and representatives from surfing communities all over the world.
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