Operation Surf & Turf-a-Thon 2023

Get ready for annual fundraiser! Operation Surf & Turf-a-Thon is back this year on Saturday, May 20th!⁣ Individuals and teams from all around the globe have the opportunity to surf, hike, bike, swim, or do any WATER or LAND activity of their choice to help raise funds to support Operation Surf’s mission! PLUS – we will be hosting a LIVE event at our home base, Avila Beach. If you are local or near the Central Coast, we invite you to join us for beach fun and festivites.

How Does ‘Operation Surf & Turf-a-Thon’ Work?

Step 1: 

Register as an individual or a team and set your goal for the ONE day challenge to surf, run, paddle, walk or any activity to support Operation Surf’s mission.

Step 2:

Ask your community to join in support by collecting pledges for  activity goal! 

Step 3:

On May 20th get active & reach your goal! Then, celebrate and share the stoke with your community. 

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About ‘Operation Surf & Turf-a-Thon’

Our 5th Annual Operation Surf & Turf-a-Thon is scheduled for May 20th, 2023. This is a global event that unites communities worldwide to participate in a ONE day challenge to raise funds for Operation Surf’s mission. This event helps fund multiple programs per year.

To learn more, read our FAQs or for more information, contact us!

Get Active!
On May 20th, catch some ‘waves’ at a break near you or get active and surf for those who served.
What does Surf & Turf mean?

Surf, run, bike, paddle, walk or do any activity of your choice to support Operation Surf’s mission! 

Show Me the Big Picture:

Our goal is to unite supporters from all over the world to participate in this ONE day challenge to help us collectively raise $100,000 to support our mission. Together, we can continue to support our injured military through a transformative experience that continues into a life of wellness indefinitely.

Where Does My Pledge Money Go?

Operation Surf & Turf-a-Thon will support our Mission Control which provides critical funding to manage, grow, and expand Operation Surf.

What Participation Incentives are Available?

When you sign up you’ll be entered into an Op Surf Swag Giveaway.

When you fundraise $100 you will receive an exclusive Op Surf key chain.

The highest fundraising team will recieve a private group surf lesson from the Van Curaza Surf School in Avila Beach, Ca!

I Can’t Participate, but I Still Want to Contribute… How?

There are many ways to support this fun and exciting fundraising event! Share on social media, spread the word about Operation Surf and our mission, pledge to other participants, or donate to us directly on our website. Mahalo!

Interested in Becoming a Sponsor?

Without support from our generous sponsors, Operation Surf wouldn’t be able to provide these life-changing experiences for our injured military and veterans who have given so much for our country.

Contact our Development & Outreach Manager Madison at madison@operationsurf.org to learn more about our sponsorship opportunities today!


Program Testimonials

“This has been one of the greatest experiences of my life. Lifetime memories and bonds were made. This wasn’t just a surfing trip, for me this was a group of people fighting individual battles coming together, sharing experiences and unconditional love. I’m leaving with more confidence in myself than I came with.”

Allan W.

Operation Surf Participant

“I am so grateful and humbled to have had the experience and met the people I have met. The healing powers of the ocean should never be taken lightly or for granted. This experience changed me, and I couldn’t be more thankful than I am right now!” 

Luz T.

Operation Surf Participant

“I had decided to check surfing off my bucket list and after I got back I was going to kill myself. While I was at Operation Surf there was this sense of peace that came over me and I realized my life wasn’t mine to take. If something like surfing can bring peace to my life then I should live on and try to help as many other veterans as possible.”

Bobby L.

Operation Surf Participant