We inspire people to nurture the Salton Sea, by creating opportunities to participate in recreational sports on the sea.

NSX 2016

Race to Save the Salton Sea: I

Race to Save the Salton Sea: II

SEAthletes

Our Events, Programs & Campaigns

NSX

NSX is our Race to the Save the Salton Sea. This all-paddle sports events happens every February at the Salton Sea Recreation Area. The next NSX Race is February 11, 2017.

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SEAFEST

SEAFEST is a celebration to illuminate the Salton Sea, bringing all the sea communities together. This inaugural fireworks show will be held October 1, 2016.

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KAIWAI

KAIWAI is our outrigger club at the Salton Sea. Based at North Shore Beach & Yacht Club, we provide year-round paddle sports recreation for Coachella Valley.

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One For Sea

ONE FOR SEA is our campaign that encourages businesses to pledge 1% of their time and/or sales to nurture the sea and protect it from disappearing.

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SALTON SEA FACTS

WILDLIFE

There are 914 species of birds in the US. Over 425 make a pit stop at the Salton Sea during migration season. It's the world's most important stop on the Pacific Flyway.

Also, the Salton Sea is also home to an estimated 400 million tilapia.

AGRICULTURE

Farms around the Salton Sea produce over 2/3 of the US crops during the winter. It's home to the largest producer of carrots and peppers. Agriculture generates over $1 billion each year. It's second only to tourism in the Coachella Valley.

ENERGY

The Salton Sea's geothermal reservoir is one of the word's largest and hottest, with water heated to temperatures greater than 500° Fahrenheit just one mile below sea level. If harnessed, there's enough energy to supply 1 million homes every day.

RECREATION

The Salton Sea is type one recreation water. At 360 square miles, it's the largest body of water in California. In the 1960s, more people visited the Salton Sea than Yosemite Nation Park.

Today, the sea is open for all types of water craft and water recreation sports. Whether your like kayaking, fishing, outrigger canoe, standup paddle, swimming or just sunset watching, this is the place for you.

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ABOUT

SEAthletes

SEAthletes is a 501(c)(3) organization, which inspires people to nurture the Salton Sea, by creating opportunities to participate in recreational water sports on the sea. KAI WAI, a division of SEAthletes, partners with the Desert Recreation District and the California Department of Parks and Recreation to provide year-around programing for kids and adults both locally and across Coachella Valley. Our KAI WAI Kid advocacy program exists to give every kid the opportunity to recreate on the Salton Sea.

The facts show the sea is disappearing. In just the past 7 years, the sea has lost 6 percent of its former surface. If the sea continues to dry up at this unprecedented rate, it will dramatically impact the health of our lives in California and beyond along with the wildlife that depend on the water.

To get more people on board with nurturing the Salton Sea today, we have to change the current narrative. For every person seen on the water through social networks, we will be able to increase Salton Sea advocates tenfold. By translating our passion into purpose, and purpose into action, we can begin to improve the community and ultimately the longevity of the sea.

KAI WAI hosts the inaugural North Shore Xtreme [NSX]. The next NSX will be held February 11, 2017 at the Salton Sea State Recreation Area. Over 200 athletes will be competing in outrigger and stand up paddle races. Our goal is to record over 5,000 images of people engaged in the water. You can be a part of those lasting images.

Your support can make a big difference in how broad our reach can be to shine a new light on the Salton Sea.

ORGANIZATION

Organization

SEAthletes is organized under section 501(c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code (IRC). SEAthletes mission is to change the narrative of the Salton Sea by hosting amateur sporting events at the sea. If the sea continues to disappear at its current unprecedented rate, the impact would transform the health of lives in California and beyond, along with the wildlife that depend on this body of water during migration season.

Our EIN# is 47-3265574

We are a public charity. Your donation is tax deductible. Your deductibility limitation is 50%.

You can view SEAthletes current IRS status as a tax-exempt organization and your eligibility to receive tax-deductible charitable contributions by clicking here.

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FINANCIALS

Financials

SEAthletes is 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization, which inspires the public and raises awareness of the disappearance of Salton Sea and the progress being made to save it. KAI WAI, a division of SEAthletes, partners with the Desert Recreation District and California Parks and Recreation, to create opportunities for people to recreate on the Salton Sea.

Each year, SEAthletes must complete a Form 990. This is an annual reporting return that federally tax-exempt organizations must file with the U.S. Internal Revenue Service. It provides information on the filing organization’s mission, programs, and finances.

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