With your help, we can help so many more!

The life-changing programs of Operation Surf are made possible by contributions from people just like you.

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Week-Long Program Meals

Our next Week-Long Program of 2021 is coming soon! Help support Operation Surf’s mission by providing over 350 health-conscious meals over the course of a week-long program for our participants and direct support staff. We emphasize wellness in all areas of our program and are dedicated to serving our veterans with nutritious options from small businesses within our community. Help keep our crew feeling good by providing a meal today!

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Got our Six?

OS6 is expanding in 2021 as we prepare to operate two six-month programs serving approximately 20 local coastal veterans requiring world-class quality surf instruction. At the end of this program, veterans graduate with all the necessary ocean knowledge, education, and safety to entire the ocean independently, creating a lifestyle that lasts indefinitely. Help us fund all of OS6’s 2021 Surf Instruction!  

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Wrap our Box Truck

Thanks to SCI Simons Construction INC who recently donated our very first Operation Surf box truck to transport all our equipment to each of our locations for our programs. Relieving Operation Surf of a huge reoccurring cost. Help us wrap our surf truck Operation Surf style by donating today and watch out for us traveling on HWY 101! 

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About Your Donations

 The life-changing programs of Operation Surf are made possible by contributions from people like you. Our community-based programs are at no cost to our veterans. There are many ways to donate and support our injured military and veterans. The most immediate way to support our mission is by donating online. We ensure that your gift will go to the greatest need.

To make an online donation, please click the link below and consider making your gift a monthly reoccurring gift.  

How much does it cost to put a veteran through Operation Surf?

For our veterans we serve, Operation Surf programs are at no cost to them. We invite them to continue their journey long after the program is complete through various opportunities. It costs an average of $5,000 to put a veteran through our programs and provide ongoing care.

If you are interested in sponsoring a veteran through our programs, please contact us at

Can I give in-kind donations or what other ways can I support?

Yes. Below are a few options to help support our mission in a way that fits anyone’s capacity to give. 

  1. Shop our Amazon Wishlist to provide supplies and equipment needed for programs.
  2. Shop with Amazon Smile and choose Operation Surf as your charity of choice.
  3. Create a Facebook Fundraiser and ask family and friends to join in support of Operation Surf’s mission. 
  4. Donate Shell or Chevron gas cards for program operations. 
  5. Types of items we can’t use, but you can still help by reselling these items and donate the proceeds for the greatest impact.
    • Surf Boards – For safety purposes, we use foam boards.
    • Wetsuits
    • Additional Surfing Equipment
  6. For additional in-kind donations, please contact us by calling our team at (805) 544-7873 or by email at
Can I make a recurring donation?

Yes. Recurring donations are incredibly valuable to continue to serve our mission.

To make a recurring donation, please submit your gift through our online donation link. Any questions about your account or adjustments can be made at any time by calling us at (805)544-7873.

Can I mail my gift?

Yes. Please send your check to Operation Surf at:

P.O.Box 1581
San Luis Obispo, CA 93406

Once your donation is received we will send your tax receipt.  You will want to retain this for tax purposes.

Major Sponsors

The Milbank Foundation
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
Tee It Up for the Troops
Simmons Construction Inc
Move United
Dooley Enterprises, Inc


“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