Instructor Opportunities

We are grateful and honored to work with each participant, volunteer, and surf instructor involved with our programs. Operation Surf has made an indescribable positive impact on hundreds of lives.


Become an Surf Instructor

We are currently creating an Operation Surf Instructor Training Program that will allow new surf instructors to join our community while maintaining the integrity and level of care given within our programs. 

Instructors who have previously been part of an Operation Surf program are welcome to update their information and availability by completing the application below.  

“Quality instruction is a vital part of the success of Operation Surf, and I believe that our talented surf instructors are one of the essential elements of the healing experience.” 

Van Curaza

Operation Surf Program Founder

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