Christian Surfers Mauritius
Christian Surfers Mauritius was first founded by Roger Thevenau, a Mauritian national who had spent many years in South Africa where he was involved in the early days of the Son Surf movement in Durban. He returned to Mauritius and started to connect with the local surfing community. He ran a surf school for many years and had a positive influence on many young surfers.
In 2009 Andre and Yvette Holl came to the island and were involved for 5 years in leading Black River Church. This is where they met Roger and shared the vision to love the surfers of Mauritius.
Their role changed and they felt called to minister to the disadvantaged communities of Mauritius. A new leader took over the leadership of Black River Church and Andre and Yvette founded the NGO "Hope House Mauritius".
They are involved in several initiatives to reach people with the love of Jesus. One of these is Christian Surfers. They started Salt Surfers which uses surfing and water polo as a contact point for mentoring and training young people. They also run a mentoring group for young adults called Baz Lor Lakaz which means, "The territory of our home". This is attended by most of the young surfers they have relationship with through Salt Surfers.