Operation Surf (previously called Amazing Surf Adventures) is a non-profit organization, founded by Van Curaza, which develops programs that seek to provide results-driven, nature-based programs advocating the restorative power of the ocean and surfing as a form of wellness for injured bodies, minds, and souls.
Our mission is to channel the healing powers of the ocean to restore hope, renew purpose, and revitalize community.
Our work aims to inspire injured active-duty military and veterans to move forward in a positive direction through an epic, life-changing surfing experience that builds confidence and healing. One wave at a time.
We believe this is best accomplished by continuing to provide healthy, alternative recreational options for people with disabilities, disenfranchisements, and various forms of pain. Through the power of surfing, we can help them heal.
“Other groups focus on providing a fun experience surfing, whereas Operation Surf focuses on creating a positive therapeutic experience that continues to positively impact the participant for life.” – Dr. Russell Crawford