Operation Surf-a-Thon Success!

Thank you for your generous support towards our Operation Surf-A-Thon 2021 fundraiser. Together, with our partners and community, we have exceeded our goal and raised over $115,000!⁣ Individuals and teams from all around the globe surfed, hiked, biked, and swam, ‘catching’ over 1,000 ‘waves’ through the weekend of August 13th – 15th, 2021. Surf-A-Thon will be back in 2022!

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

Step 1: 

Register as an individual or a team and set your goals for the 3-day challenge to surf, run, paddle, or walk to support Operation Surf’s mission.

Step 2:

Ask your community to join in support by collecting pledges for every ‘wave’ you catch to support Operation Surf.

Step 3:

Reach your goal and complete the 3-day challenge celebrating accomplishing the mission while earning fun incentives.

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About ‘Operation Surf-a-Thon’

Our 3rd Annual Operation Surf-a-Thon is scheduled for August 13-15, 2021, and is a global event that unites communities worldwide to participate in this 3-day event to raise funds for Operation Surf’s mission while funding multiple programs per year.

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

Surf’s Up!

Over the dates of August 13th-15th, catch some ‘waves’ at a break near you to surf for those who served and tally them up to collect on your pledges.

Not a surfer or land-locked at the moment?

Run, bike, paddle, or walk to support Operation Surf’s mission; 10 minutes of physical activity equates to one wave. 

Show Me the Big Picture:

Our goal is to unite 300 of our supporters from all over the world to participate in a 3-day event 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-a-Thon will support our Mission Control which provides critical funding to manage, grow, and expand Operation Surf.

What Participation Incentives are Available?

Have fun and reach your $300 individual goal to earn your LIMITED EDITION Operation Surf-a-Thon T-Shirt. 

Want more? Earn one of these highly-sought-after Operation Surf rashguards shown below and become an Operation Surf-a-Thon Champion! Categories releasing soon! 

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

There are many ways to support this fun and exciting digital 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 Corporate Partner?

Without support from our generous partners, 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.

Kick-start your corporate team by becoming a partner and registering your employees through this epic giving opportunity.

Contact our team to learn more about our partnership opportunities today!

Our 2021 Partners


“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