Amazing Surf Adventures will be hosting our annual Operation Surf Santa Cruz event March 22-28, 2018. This event is held in support of the men and women who 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 Santa Cruz area. 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 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. Volunteers at the beach, in the water, and in other key support roles are an invaluable component of our cause. We invite you to be a part of this amazing surf adventure.

March 22-28, 2018

Santa Cruz, CA

Event Type:
Operation Surf


  • CrossFit
  • Capitola Safety Foundation
  • Western Digital
  • UTC
  • York Framing Gallery
  • Sereno Group 1% for Good
  • BAE Systems
  • Backe Foundation
  • Medicine Lodge Grade School
  • Bay Federal Credit Union
  • Bullock Family and Friends
  • Santa Cruz Woodies 
  • The Milbank Foundation
  • Mahoney/ Peterson Family Fund of The Community Foundation of Monterey County
  • Van Curaza Surf School
  • Respect the Funk Magazine
  • VFW/Tres Pueblos
  • Seabright Mortgage 
  • Richard Schmidt Surf School
  • Santa Cruz Sheriffs
  • Eventscapes
  • Dream Inn
  • Hollins House
  • Markley’s
  • Feast for a King
  • O’Neill Surf Shop
  • O’Neill Wetsuits
  • Saddle Back Leather
  • UC Santa Cruz Sports Medicine
  • Bruno’s Bar and Grill
  • Bay Photo Lab
  • Brattania Arms
  • ZOLA
  • Sunridge Farms 
  • Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
  • Equinix
  • Santa Cruz Fire Department
  • Point Market
  • Barbara Bacon
  • Jesse Gabriel
  • JJ the DJ
  • NHS
  • Crows Nest
  • Cypress Health Institute Massage
  • Buell Surfboards
  • Elks Lodge
  • Ideal Bar and Grill
  • Kleen Kanteen
  • City of Capitola
  • Capitola Police Department
  • Pono
  • Picnic Basket 
  • Power Crunch
  • Portuguese Hall
  • Costanoa
  • El Palomar
  • Aloha Island Grille
  • Mijo’s
  • COOLA Sun Care
  • Gayle’s Bakery and Rosticceria
  • Martinelli’s
  • Cooking For Friends, LLC.
  • Crystal Springs
  • Life Aid
  • Surf City Sandwiches
  • Zelda’s
  • Veterans Memorial Building
  • Pleasure Pizza
  • Pleasure Market
  • 99 Bottles
  • Mana Wines
  • KMC Wheels
  • KRML
  • AB-EZE
  • Doghouse Promotions
  • Metro Mobile Communications
  • Santa Cruz PD
  • City of Santa Cruz 
  • Patriot Guard Riders
  • Res-o-nate