Charleston, S.C.- OCTOBER 26, 2020– Folly Beach-based nonprofit Warrior Surf Foundation (WSF) is excited to partner with Mex 1 Coastal Cantina to announce a fundraiser to send eight deserving Veteran members of the WSF program, as well as WSF crew  to Thunderbomb Surf Camp in Nicaragua next June. Kicking off on November 11 for Veteran’s Day, $1 from every taco sold from Mex 1’s new Thunderbomb Taco (made with Baja battered Wahoo, red cabbage, pineapple salsa and guac sauce) sold through the end of 2020 at all three Mex 1 locations (Sullivan’s Island, West Ashley and Park West) will go towards the cost of food, airfare, accommodations and experiences for this week-long intensive retreat. 

“We are so grateful to be approached by Mex 1 yet again to help fund this incredible retreat for eight Veterans in our program,” shares Founder and Executive Director Andy Manzi. “I will personally never forget my first surf trip to Latin America, as it was a trip that forever changed my life for the better.”

“We are stoked to be continued supporters of Warrior Surf’s incredible mission,” shares Mex 1 Marketing and Beverage Director Morgan Hurley. “We hope Charleston locals and visitors not only try this craveable new taco, but also consider donating a specific experience for a Veteran attending the Camp like a meal or yoga session.”

Warrior Surf Foundation has served over 500 Veterans struggling with PTSD and other mental health challenges to-date through its surf therapy, yoga and wellness programs. This will be the nonprofit’s first of hopefully many retreats to Thunderbomb Surf Camp- where Veterans will focus on healing through psycho-education, positive psychology and resiliency. For more information about Thunderbomb, visit www.thunderbombsurf.com

Stay tuned for Mex 1 and Warrior Surf Foundation’s second SHARE THE STOKE, Win a Board, Give A Board raffle launching next month, in which one lucky winner will win a custom board shaped by Tim Jump of Secula Surf and one WSF Veteran graduate will also walk away with a board from Tim. 100% of all proceeds from SHARE THE STOKE will also go to Thunderbomb Surf Camp.

To donate directly to WSF + Mex 1’s Thunderbomb Surf Camp, with options to donate a specific experience for a Veteran like surfing for the day, a yoga session or a dinner, please visit https://warriorsurf.rallyup.com/thunderbomb 

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More about WSF:

Founded on Folly Beach, S.C. in May 2015 by American combat veterans and surfers, Warrior Surf Foundation (WSF) addresses post-service transition challenges such as post-traumatic stress, moral injury, survivor’s guilt and TBI through surf therapy, yoga, wellness sessions and community. WSF’s Surf Therapy Program strives to enhance the psychological and physical well-being of Veterans, active duty service members and their families through the experience of surfing. For more information, visit www.warriorsurf.org or follow WSF on Facebook and Instagram.

More about Mex 1 Coastal Cantina

Mex 1 Coastal Cantina (three locations in Charleston, S.C.) was inspired by surf trips down the Baja Peninsula, cruising down the Mex 1 highway and veering off towards the ocean on a small dirt road to surf. The restaurant’s entire experience is fueled by the light, fresh flavors of Baja, served up in the little cantinas that dot the coastline (with no shortage of tequila)! For more information, visit www.mex1coastalcantina.com or follow Mex 1 on Facebook and Instagram.


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