It started with a mission
Operation Surf came into existence as a result of one wounded hero’s desire to learn to surf. Navy Corpsman Derek McGuiness was being treated at the Brooke Army Medical Center when he met Janis Roznowski of Operation Comfort, another organization dedicated to helping our wounded heroes heal. Corpsman McGuiness had lost his leg in the war.
Operation Surf Video
Operation Surf is an epic, life-changing adventure for our wounded veteran and active duty military heroes. Our program is one of a kind, bringing participants directly to our events within supportive coastal communities, and exposing them to the healing power of the ocean through adaptive surfing taught by world-class instructors. This weeklong, all-inclusive event provides an environment where participants work to overcome perceived limitations connected to their physical and psychological disabilities.
Operation Surf Event Media
Operation Surf returned to Santa Cruz and Capitola once again from the 12th through the 18th of April, 2016. The weather was fabulous and the community greeted us in full force. Thanks to our sponsors, including CrossFit and the Milbank Foundation, for making this possible.
We returned to Cocoa Beach, FL, to provide Operation Surf to a new group of heroes from March 1st through March 7th, 2016. Our program was carried out with the combined help of trained surf instructors, driven past participants, and gracious sponsors in the Cocoa Beach community.
Amazing Surf Adventures hosted Operation Surf Santa Cruz 2014, April 2nd through the 8th. This event was 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.