Cornwall-based surfers are holding a competition this year in a Sri Lankan resort hit by the Asian tsunami.
Nearly 40,000 people were killed in Sri Lanka
About 20 top surfers will be travelling to Aragum Bay on the east coast of Sri Lanka for the contest from 13-23 June after an invitation from locals.
Thousands of people were killed at Sri Lankan resorts when massive waves hit the island in December.
The British Surfing Association is also holding a fund-raising competition at Newquay, Cornwall on 9 April.
Former British champion Lee Bartlett, who competed at Aragum Bay in a BSA event last year, said the aim was to raise awareness of the resort.
Mr Bartlett, from Truro in Cornwall, said: "Aid is a short term fix, but the long-term aim is to get people to go back on holiday there.
"Tourism is a lifeline for them and this contest will hopefully encourage that.
"Aragum Bay showed us so much hospitality last year, we are hoping to put something back."
Non-surfers would also be welcome at the Fistral event, Tsunami Surf Relief UK, which is being organised by the Cornwall-based BSA.
He said: "It's not just for surfers, it's for everybody.
"Even if it's your first experience surfing, it's going to last a lifetime - and it's going to mean a lot to the people out there in Sri Lanka."