A globally recognized program that changes the lives of wounded military heroes one wave at a time, Operation Surf teams differently-abled veterans with highly qualified surfing instructors for a weeklong recreational and rehabilitative surf camp.
For these veterans, the physical challenge of surfing provides a special kind of healing, mentorship and hopefulness for their future. For many of these veterans, this is the first time they are partaking in such a strenuous physical activity, and participating in Operation Surf offers them a chance to come together with others in similar situations and explore their capabilities.
Operation Surf kicks off with the veterans’ arrival at John Wayne Airport on Sunday, June 3, followed by a police and veteran escort and heroes welcome at the Pasea Hotel & Spa in Huntington Beach. Opening ceremonies will be Monday, June 4 at 9am at Pier Plaza, after which the veterans will begin their surf training.