Thanks to everyone who supported WSL PURE to...
Spend a Weekend at Kelly Slater’s Surf Ranch
Congratulations to our winner!
Rob W. and Palmer G.
USA and Australia
What You'll Do
Somewhere in central California lies the longest rideable open-barrel wave ever created by man. Developed by the Kelly Slater Wave Company and hidden from the public at Kelly’s Surf Ranch, the wave has never been accessible to anyone outside of Kelly’s friends and family… until now. You and a guest will be flown out to California, where you’ll get to stay at the Surf Ranch for a weekend of surfing the perfect man-made wave with Kelly Slater himself. And when the sun goes down, the party keeps going with bonfires, jam sessions and more with Kelly and his friends. Flights and lodging included.
No donation or payment is necessary to enter or win this sweepstakes.
Who You'll Help
A partnership between the World Surf League and Columbia University, WSL PURE is a nonprofit that’s dedicated to improving the planet’s oceans—a cause relevant to all of us. The ocean contributes immensely to our global experience, directly affecting issues like climate change and pollution, and with greater understanding and respect for the environment, we can improve that experience for generations to come. WSL PURE is focusing on four research projects, which will increase scientists’ ability to predict extreme weather events and subsequently reduce the costs associated with them: Oceans & Climate; Ocean Health and Ecosystems; Carbon Uptake and Ocean Acidification; and Sea Level Rise and Coral Reefs. By creating a generation of “surfer scientists,” WSL PURE aspires to empower global citizens to become more engaged in finding real-world solutions to ocean health.
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2 winners + 1 guest each
Omaze, Inc. (“Sponsor”)
WSL PURE ("Charity")
2 winners and one guest each will be flown out to California to be among the first to surf Kelly Slater's wave and stay at the Surf Ranch.
Deadline to Enter:
September 12th 2016 at 11:59pm PST
Postal entries must be received by September 7th, 2016 at 11:59pm PST and postmarked by the deadline to enter.
On or around September 14th 2016
You must be at least 13 years old to enter. Winners under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. If not a US resident, Winner and guest need to have a current, valid passport and be able to travel to the United States. If they cannot travel to the United States, they will forfeit the prize. Must not be a resident of Belgium, Cuba, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Malta, Myanmar, North Korea, Singapore, Sudan, Syria, and Thailand. In certain countries, local rules and laws may restrict or prohibit the award of certain prizes or impose additional restrictions on participation. Entry is subject to all local laws. See official rules (below) for more details. Employees, Officers, and Directors of Sponsor or Charity, and members of their immediate families and households are not eligible to win.
How to Enter:
Visit Omaze.com and utilize any of our methods of entry, including free mail in entry, free web entry and receive bonus entries for donations (see official rules (below) for details). Winners are chosen through a process of random selection. Odds of winning depend on the number of tickets held. Conditional winners will be required to sign paperwork re-confirming their eligibility and their ability to participate on given dates, and may be required to consent to a background check.
Conditional winner(s) will be chosen at random by Omaze or its representative. A verification process will take place during which conditional winners will be required to sign paperwork re-confirming their eligibility and their ability to participate on given dates. Omaze may also perform background checks at its discretion before an official winner is announced. You are not eligible to win any prize if you have already won an Omaze prize within the same calendar year.
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Click in to the designated experience page that you would like to participate in. Scroll down to the bottom of the page, click on the “Alternative Method of Entry” link and fill out the form you are directed to. Complete and submit the form by the applicable Mail Date for the Promotion described on the Website (“Free Web Entry”).
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