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The Australian couple changing children's lives with surfing In November 2000, Alan and Pamela Skuse left their home in Australia to volunteer at a children's refuge in the Mexican town of Tapachula for a year. When it ran out of money, they were faced with a choice - to return home or stay and help. Thirteen years on, an astonishing 250 children have passed through their doors, with 40 currently in their care. Almost all of the children at Mision Mexico have suffered extreme poverty and abuse in the past. But Alan and Pam have discovered that a great Australian pastime - the lure of the crashing surf - can help them move on. Continue reading the main story

To see the enhanced content on this page, you need to have JavaScript enabled and Adobe Flash installed. All images subject to copyright. Photography by Myles Estey. Audio by Will Grant. Slideshow production by Paul Kerley. Publication date 2 August 2013. More audio slideshows: Top travel photos from around the world Polar bears: An uncertain future How aerial photographs tracked down Hitler's flying bombs

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The Australian couple changing children's lives - with surfing