We see the impact of our work first-hand every day – in the transformations we witness on the faces of our participants, the inspiring words we hear from these individuals and the praise of programs received from participants’ families and loved ones.
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Operation Surf plans to host nine programs this year. In order to make these opportunities possible, the organization has put health and safety at an even higher priority level. For a deeper look into our week-long programs, safety protocols, and what is to come in 2021, keep reading!
Operation Surf has been challenged to look inward and broaden our means of connection with our participants. We are proud to share with our ‘Ohana that all of our Central Coast programs are operating in reduced capacities to comply with all county, state, and safety regulations as we have been deemed essential!
Introducing the newest program in the Operation Surf lineup. We have adapted to become #UnitedinSolitude and embraced digital! Our most successful virtual program is The Canteen.
Currently, our mission is more critical than ever, as our veterans face higher levels of isolation and hardship such as stress and worsened PTSD. Although we cannot bring veterans to the ocean right now, we can still serve our mission digitally.
“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.”
“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!”
“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.”