Special Needs Surfing in Santa Cruz

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Ran into a parent who was raving about this surfing/ ocean experience for special needs kiddos. I was thinking that we should pass it on to whoever we come across that would like a fun-filled day at the beach.


http://rideawave.org/

Ride a Wave’s mission is to give children with special needs the chance to feel the thrill of riding a wave and experience a safe, fun-filled day at the beach, whether they are physically, developmentally, or economically challenged.
Since its inception in 1998, Ride a Wave (RAW) has helped over 2,500 kids get in the water and have a life-changing day at the beach with activities including:

A lifeguard demonstration and marine safety orientation
Stretching and sunscreen
Beach obstacle course
Boogie Boarding
Kayaking
Tandem Surfing
Snacks, water, and a hot lunch
Awards ceremony
[Some Ride a Wave Activities]
All at no cost to any child, organization or individual.

Source

News Report

Disabled children learn to surf in Santa Cruz More than 35 kids received free surf lessons at Cowell Beach in Santa Cruz with the nonprofit Ride A Wave.

Movie

Ride a Wave Documentary Facebook page

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