The Xtreme Crossing event will raise funds for oceanvida foundation dedicated to ocean conservation, one of our planet’s greatest environmental concerns.
“Educate children to become the guardians of the sea“
The goal of this event is to promote ocean conservation and to raise funds for Oceanvida Foundation. This Miami-based nonprofit organization will be offering local kids the opportunity to become ”Guardians of the Sea”.
Educating the Next Generation of Ocean Defenders
We are raising funds to provide scholarships to low-income kids so they can become “Guardians of the Sea” with Oceanvida Foundation. Our goal is to raise $25,000. The funds will be used to enroll 50 local kids in our after-school program called “Guardians of the Sea,” which combines hands-on ocean conservation with non-motorized water sports such as kayaking and stand-up paddling (SUP).
Oceanvida Foundation is a Miami-based nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving the ocean through ocean education and non-motorized water sports. We connect people with the ocean, especially children, so they can enjoy and protect our beautiful sea.
To accomplish this goal, Oceanvida has teamed up with Miami Kiteboarding to bring to South Florida, Xtreme Crossing Gulfstream 2017 event. This extraordinary watersport event will feature World Class Kite Foiling Champion Max Nocher along with local Miami Kite Foilers taking on the challenge of a Gulfstream crossing between Bimini, Bahamas and Miami, Florida. The event is scheduled for December 2017. To follow this great event, or for more info, visit oceanvida website.
- Created in 2015
- President and co-founder : Miguel Hernandez – Teacher in 12th grade high school
- Secretary and co-founder : Christophe Ribot – Owner Miamikiteboarding Inc
Miguel Hernandez is founder and director of Oceanvida Foundation. He is a certified teacher and a graduate of Florida International University with BA and MA degrees. He is an avid waterman who loves to windsurf, standup paddle, kiteboard, kayak and snorkel. His passion for the ocean led to the implementation of various ocean conservation programs and eventually to the creation of Oceanvida Foundation.
In his words:
“We are always looking for opportunities to bring people in contact with the ocean; to promote conservation, non-motorized watersports and healthy lifestyles. I’m thrilled that this crossing is going to do just that.”