Operation Surf Santa Cruz 2018

Amazing Surf Adventures is excited to announce  Operation Surf Santa Cruz, taking place March 22nd through 28th, 2018! This event is held in support of the men and women whom have sacrificed so much to protect our freedom. Severely wounded active duty and veteran service members from various branches of the U.S. military who served in Afghanistan and Iraq will take part in an epic, life-changing experience at beaches across the Santa Cruz coast. Through the healing power of the ocean and surfing, these wounded heroes, to whom we owe so much, will overcome challenges and build a new understanding of their personal potential.

For many participants, the trip to Operation Surf is their first time leaving the hospital since being injured in Iraq or Afghanistan, making this unique and highly effective healing tool an invaluable part of their early recovery. At previous Operation Surf Santa Cruz events, the wounded heroes have been astounded at the outpouring of love and appreciation from the Santa Cruz community and its many volunteers. Several opportunities exist for community involvement

The help of our local community members is what makes this entire event possible.

When our wounded heroes arrive at the airport to hundreds of supporters waving American flags and holding signs thanking them for their service, it sets the tone for the entire week. Volunteers at the beach, in the water and at other key support roles are an invaluable component of our cause. Click the volunteer link above if you would like to help out!

THIS EVENT IS SUPPORTED BY DISABLED SPORTS USA AND WARFIGHTER SPORTS

THIS EVENT WOULD NOT BE POSSIBLE WITHOUT THE HELP OF OUR SPONSORS



CrossFit

Capitola Safety Foundation

Voler
Paradise Beach Grille
Santa Cruz Woodies
C.P.D.E.S. Portuguese Hall
O’Neill
Britannia Arms
Aloha Island Grille
El Palomar

Patriot Guard Riders
City of Santa Cruz

TOYOTA

The Milbank Foundation

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Van Curaza Surf School
Santa Cruz Harley Owners Group
VFW/Tres Pueblos
Island Home and Garden
Bay Photo Lab
UCSC Sports Medicine Department
Ideal Bar and Grill
Surf City Sandwiches
Santa Cruz Sheriffs



Markley’s

Equinix

Richard Schmidt Surf School
Crow’s Nest
Cypress Health Institute Massage
NHS
Elks Lodge
Picnic Basket
99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall
Calypso’s

City of Capitola
Capitola Police Department

Operation Surf Huntington Beach 2018

 Amazing Surf Adventures will be back in Huntington Beach 2018, June 3rd through the 9th, 2018 for Operation Surf! This event is held in support of the men and women whom have sacrificed so much to protect our freedom. Severely wounded active duty and veteran service members from various branches of the U.S. military who served in Afghanistan and Iraq will take part in an epic life-changing experience at Huntington Beach. Through the healing power of the ocean and surfing, these wounded heroes to whom we owe so much, will overcome challenges and build a new understanding of their personal potential.

For many participants, the trip to Operation Surf is their first time leaving the hospital or attempting an outdoor activity since being injured in Iraq or Afghanistan, making this unique and highly effective healing tool an invaluable part of their recovery. At previous Operation Surf events, the wounded heroes have been astounded at the outpouring of love and appreciation from the California coastal communities. Several opportunities exist for community involvement.

The help of our local community members is what makes this entire event possible.

When our wounded heroes arrive at the airport to hundreds of supporters waving American flags and holding signs thanking them for their service, it sets the tone for the entire week. Volunteers at the beach, in the water and at other key support roles are an invaluable component of our cause. Click the volunteer link above if you would like to help out!

THIS EVENT WOULD NOT BE POSSIBLE WITHOUT THE HELP OF OUR SPONSORS

Martin Family Trust

McDaniel Family Foundation

Mary Lou & Wayne Shattuck

Crossfit

Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian

Backe Foundation

Everson Spice Company, Inc.

Milbank Foundation

Redwood

LBIW

TESI

Eleanor and Kevin Murphy

Tee it Up For the Troops

Dash Mortgage

Louis Rampino

Briana Nelson

Dooley Enterprises, Inc.

Scott McDonald

Huntington Beach Police Officers Foundation

Cathy Edmund

Simple Green/Amore for Dogs

John Sisco

United Way-SoCal Enterprise Proceed Donations

DSUSA Warfighter Sports

Huntington Beach Fire Department

Toyota Huntington Beach

Toyota

Huntington Beach Auto Dealers Association

Inkwright

Pat McDaniel

Erin Nichols

Danny Nichols

Tom McDaniel

Huntington Beach Art Center

Duke’s of Huntington Beach

Sessions

HB Firefighter’s Association

Ola Mexican

Fred’s Mexican Cantina

Mama’s on 39

Legends

Central Coast

Amazing Surf Adventures will be hosting our annual Operation Surf Central Coast 2017 this October 6th through the 12th. A huge thank you to the BACKE FOUNDATION for making this event possible. This event is held in support of the men and women whom have sacrificed so much to protect our freedom. Wounded active duty and veteran service members from various branches of the U.S. military  will take part in an epic life-changing experience at beaches across the Central Coast. Through the healing power of the ocean, surfing, and camaraderie, these wounded heroes to whom we owe so much, will overcome challenges and build a new understanding of their personal potential.

For many participants, the trip to Operation Surf is their first time leaving the hospital since being injured in Iraq or Afghanistan, making this unique and highly effective healing tool an invaluable part of their early recovery. At previous Operation Surf Central Coast events, the wounded heroes have been astounded at the outpouring of love and appreciation from the Central Coast community and its many volunteers. Several opportunities exist for community involvement.

The help of our local community members is what makes this entire event possible. This past year, we lost our dear friend and dedicated volunteer photographer, Annette Stemper. She will be held in our hearts and on our minds this event and she will be deeply missed.  

Volunteers at the beach, in the water and at other key support roles are an invaluable component of our cause.

To sign up for a land commitment, please click here.

To sign up for a water commitment, please click here.

For more information on becoming a sponsor, please click here.

 

Operation Surf Central Coast Schedule of Events:

October 6th – Arrival at Dolphin Bay Resort ETA 1:00pm

October 7th – Opening Ceremony at the Base of Avila Beach Pier 9:00am & Surfing Avila Beach

October 8th – Surfing Avila Beach

October 9th – Surfing Morro Bay

October 10th – Travel Surf Day

October 11th – Surfing Morro Bay – Farewell at Mothers Tavern 8:30pm (21 and over)

October 12th – Departure Day

THIS EVENT WOULD NOT BE POSSIBLE WITHOUT OUR TITLE SPONSOR

BACKE FOUNDATION

Operation Surf 4 Veterans 2016

Amazing Surf Adventures is hosting Operation Surf 4 Veterans throughout Fall of 2016, October 17th through the 23rd.

The immense success of our weeklong surfing clinics for our active duty wounded heroes motivated us to take an even closer look at our local vets in need. Operation Surf 4 Veterans (OS4V) aims to unite local veterans of San Luis Obispo County by focusing on four (4) elements of sustained recovery: 1) Mentorship; 2) Family Support; 3) Brotherhood; and 4) Surfing (as a healthy, recreational outlet).

This six-month program is dedicated providing the opportunity for a class of ten veterans to bond, keep each other accountable, move forward in life with a new perspective and surf. Educational ocean trainings, mentorship, and a new found brotherhood are the tools for the continued recovery of our country’s heroes.

ASA began this program in June 2015 with its pilot group, which was hugely successful.

The help of our local community members is what makes this entire event possible.

Each class is supported by a mentor who provides guidance and leadership throughout the six-month program. Mentors are veterans and motivated, inspirational leaders with the ability to perform administrative work. This includes coordinating surfing and learning activities, recommending and supporting lifestyle changes, and documenting lessons learned.

THIS EVENT WOULD NOT BE POSSIBLE WITHOUT THE HELP OF OUR SPONSOR

George Hoag Family Foundation

Operation Surf Santa Cruz 2016

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Santa Cruz Events

Amazing Surf Adventures is excited to announce  Operation Surf Santa Cruz, April 12-18, 2016. This event is held in support of the men and women whom have sacrificed so much to protect our freedom. Severely wounded active duty and veteran service members from various branches of the U.S. military who served in Afghanistan and Iraq will take part in an epic, life-changing experience at beaches across the Santa Cruz coast. Through the healing power of the ocean and surfing, these wounded heroes, to whom we owe so much, will overcome challenges and build a new understanding of their personal potential.

For many participants, the trip to Operation Surf is their first time leaving the hospital since being injured in Iraq or Afghanistan, making this unique and highly effective healing tool an invaluable part of their early recovery. At previous Operation Surf Santa Cruz events, the wounded heroes have been astounded at the outpouring of love and appreciation from the Santa Cruz community and its many volunteers. Several opportunities exist for community involvement

The help of our local community members is what makes this entire event possible.

When our wounded heroes arrive at the airport to hundreds of supporters waving American flags and holding signs thanking them for their service, it sets the tone for the entire week. Volunteers at the beach, in the water and at other key support roles are an invaluable component of our cause. Click the volunteer link above if you would like to help out!

THIS EVENT WOULD NOT BE POSSIBLE WITHOUT THE HELP OF OUR SPONSORS

CrossFit
EOD Warrior Foundation
KSBW 8 & CC ABC
The Capitola Foundation
The Milbank Foundation
UMPCO
Markley’s
Crow’s Nest
Britannia Arms
Aloha Island Grill

Calypso’s
VFW/Tres Pueblos
Gayle’s Bakery & Rosticceria
Ideal Bar and Grill
Beer Thirty
Silicon Valley Express
Patriot Guard Riders
Cypress Health Institute Massage 
Richard Schmidt Surf School
Seabright Mortgage

City of Capitola
City of Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz Fire Department
Santa Cruz Woodies
Elks Lodge
Capitola Police Officers Association
Dream Inn
Santa Cruz Sheriffs
Paradise Beach Grille
Santa Cruz Brewery/Surfrider Cafe

Operation Surf Cocoa Beach Copy

SPONSORED BY

VPSI

Since 2008, Operation Surf has reached the lives of over 300 service men and women through its California-based events. Last year, we took our program to Florida, and it was a resounding success. We are thrilled to announce the 2nd Annual Operation Surf Cocoa Beach, Florida in March 2016. Every location we add to the circuit allows us to help more wounded heroes. We are excited to offer you the opportunity to be a sponsor, volunteer, or supporter during the second wave of Operation Surf Cocoa Beach.

Operation Surf Cocoa Beach 2016 will take place from March 1st through the 7th. Severely wounded active duty and veteran service members from various branches of the U.S. military who served in Afghanistan and Iraq will take part in an epic life-changing experience. Through the healing power of the ocean and surfing, these wounded heroes, to whom we owe so much, will overcome challenges and build a new understanding of their personal potential.

For many participants, the trip to Operation Surf is their first time leaving the hospital since being injured in Iraq or Afghanistan, making this unique and highly effective healing tool an invaluable part of their early recovery. During the event, they receive support from not just our team, but from the community of Cocoa Beach. Last year, our wounded heroes were astounded at the outpouring of appreciation from the Space Coast locals.

The help of our local community members is what makes this entire event possible.

When our wounded heroes arrive at the airport to hundreds of supporters waving American flags and holding signs thanking them for their service, it sets the tone for the entire week. Volunteers at the beach, in the water and at other key support roles are an invaluable component of our cause. Click the volunteer link above if you want to help out!

THANK YOU COCOA BEACH SPONSORS

AFCEA, Cape Canaveral Chapter
Beachside Resident Magazine

Cafe Surfinista
Cocoa Beach Fire Department
Fishlips Waterfront Bar & Grill
Grills Riverside Seafood Deck
Jazzy’s Mainely Lobster
Madd Jack’s Grillin’ Shack
Osceola County Firemen
Rusty’s Seafood and Oyster Bar
The Fat Donkey

Balance Brevard
Brevard County Firemen
Coastal Produce
Epic Burrito
Florida Key Lime Pie Company
Hilton Cocoa Beach
Longdoggers Cocoa Beach
Mango Tree
Papa Vito’s Italian Restaurant
Sunseed Natural Foods
The Tiny Turtle

Resurface on Netflix

RESURFACE

A DOCUMENTARY ABOUT WAR, TRAUMA, AND SURFING.

Directed by Josh Izenberg and Wynn Padula

 Produced by Scott Stillman

Cinematography by Owen Bissell and Wynn Padula

Edited by Traci Loth

Watch Official Trailer Here

Struggling with trauma and depression after his military service, Iraq war veteran Bobby Lane wanted to cross surfing off his bucket list before taking his life.

Resurface tells Bobby’s story and explores the question: How can surfing change the lives of military veterans? More and more research has demonstrated the healing effects of surfing on the brain and body. Organizations like the Jimmy Miller Memorial Foundation, Operation Surf and Surf Action are now acting on this research, turning to ocean therapy to help active duty Marines and vets cope with physical and mental trauma.

Resurface focuses on these vets and how surfing and the ocean are helping them heal.

Operation Surf Central Coast 2015

Amazing Surf Adventures is hosting Operation Surf Central Coast 2015, October 13th through the 19th. This event is held in support of the men and women whom have sacrificed so much to protect our freedom. Severely wounded active duty and veteran service members from various branches of the U.S. military who served in Afghanistan and Iraq will take part in an epic life-changing experience at beaches across the Central Coast. Through the healing power of the ocean and surfing, these wounded heroes to whom we owe so much, will overcome challenges and build a new understanding of their life’s potential.
For many participants, the trip to Operation Surf is their first time leaving the hospital since being injured in Iraq or Afghanistan, making this unique and highly effective healing tool an invaluable part of their early recovery. At previous Operation Central Coast events, the wounded heroes have been astounded at the outpouring of love and appreciation from the Santa Cruz community and its many volunteers. Several opportunities exist for community involvement.
The help of our local community members is what makes this entire event possible. When our wounded heroes arrive at the airport to hundreds of supporters waving American flags and holding signs thanking them for their service, it sets the tone for the entire week. Volunteers at the beach, in the water and at other key support roles are an invaluable component of our cause. Click the volunteer link above if you would like to help out!

Stoked 2 Surf

Our next Stoked 2 Surf camp will be held from June 10th through the 12th, 2016, in Avila Beach. If you would like to volunteer or have a child who has been affected by cancer, please contact us using the links above.

We are currently raising funds for this 3 day camp and are always looking for community sponsors.

Our 3 day program starts with a meet-n-greet BBQ and two full days of surfing and fun. Each program hosts up to 15 children. S2S has a fantastic variety of fun activities that include exploring hidden caves only accessible by epic paddle adventures; jumping off a reef into the big blue; learning about Avila’s great tide pools; and seeing the magnificent sea creatures. Surf days begin with stretching, dry-land surfing basics, morning surf session, lunch with “circle talk” (ocean education or free talk) and an afternoon surf session (or activity depending on tide). With a fun graduation on the last day for all family members, S2S creates lasting memories, new friendships and provides much needed relief to the entire family. Meals, equipment and surf instruction will be provided. There is no cost to the child or family.

This program is for children in San Luis Obispo County that have survived, currently have, or have a family member affected by cancer. The Stoked to Surf team includes highly qualified surf instructors, volunteers from the cancer community, a licensed therapist and several partnered organizations dedicated to the success of this program.

We invite you to be a part of this Amazing Surf Adventure.

Operation Surf Santa Cruz 2015

Sponsored by:

Crossfit

 

Amazing Surf Adventures is excited to announce  Operation Surf Santa Cruz 2015, April 21st through 27th.
This event is held in support of the men and women whom have sacrificed so much to protect our freedom. Severely wounded active duty and veteran service members from various branches of the U.S. military who served in Afghanistan and Iraq will take part in an epic life-changing experience at beaches across the Central Coast. Through the healing power of the ocean and surfing, these wounded heroes to whom we owe so much, will overcome challenges and build a new understanding of their life’s potential.

For many participants, the trip to Operation Surf is their first time leaving the hospital since being injured in Iraq or Afghanistan, making this unique and highly effective healing tool an invaluable part of their early recovery. At previous Operation Surf Santa Cruz events, the wounded heroes have been astounded at the outpouring of love and appreciation from the Santa Cruz community and its many volunteers. Several opportunities exist for community involvement

The help of our local community members is what makes this entire event possible.

When our wounded heroes arrive at the airport to hundreds of supporters waving American flags and holding signs thanking them for their service, it sets the tone for the entire week. Volunteers at the beach, in the water and at other key support roles are an invaluable component of our cause. Click the volunteer link above if you would like to help out!

Come see us at any one or all of our upcoming Operation Surf Santa Cruz fundraisers:

  • March 19 – 5pm to 9pm – PONO HAWAIIAN GRILL
  • March 25 – 5pm to 9pm – OLITAS CANTINA & GRILLE
  • April 1 – 7:30pm – SAN JOSE SHARKS VS. COLORADO AVALANCHE
  • April 16 – RIO THEATRE – Surf Flick Night
  • April 19 – 9am to noon at Capitola Main Beach – WATER WARRIOR CHALLENGE! 

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Event Dates and Schedule:

  • April 21 – TROOP ARRIVAL at DREAM INN – All welcome!
  • April 22 – OPENING CEREMONIES at COWELL’S – 11:00 am – All welcome!
  • April 22-24 – Surfing at COWELL’S
  • April 25-26 – Surfing in CAPITOLA

OSSC Schedule

 

 

QUESTIONS:  Contact OSSC:  info@operationsurf.com