Week-Long Program: Special Operations Forces

About the Program

This week-long surfing program is a life-changing investment for our nation’s Special Operations Forces (SOF) and their families. This curriculum-based program focuses on wellness, performance, cohesiveness, and reconnection. The challenges and rewards of the curriculum directly impact the betterment of the family unit and, ultimately, will increase the service member’s optimal performance, self-resilience, lethality, and military career longevity.

The all-inclusive week is a full immersion into the surfing culture and nature that aligns with the Special Operations mission-oriented mindset. Participants experience a transformative adventure, including exhilarating physical challenges, Blue Mind, respite, connection, proper healing, and mindfulness teachings. 

*Currently, we offer this program to SOF and their spouses.

Application Information

Applications for this program are not available to the general public. Please check out our other programs for opportunities to get involved.

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Program Dates

  • April 21st-26th, 2024 (Central Coast)
  • August 4th-9th, 2024 (Central Coast)
  • December 1st-6th, 2024 (Central Coast)
  • *dates subject to change*

Program Testimonials

"Operation Surf was refreshing and fun! Of course, it was really great to learn to surf, but OS is so much more than just surfing. Never having surfed before and not being very comfortable in the ocean, I was forced to get out of my own way and trust the process. Being able to accomplish something I thought I wouldn't be able to do was very rewarding, and it ignited a fire in me that I had let go dim. I feel rejuvenated and self-confident again. I look forward to trying new things, going on more adventures, and enjoying the sport of surfing for many years to come."

SOF Participant


"The fact that I was able to completely disconnect from work and fully submerge myself in the experience without any obligations opened up many doors for relaxation, resetting, refocusing, rebuilding, bonding, and both personal and relational healing. We were both struggling individually and as a couple prior to this trip. The professionalism, relatability, enthusiasm, excitement, openness, and care that every single member of Operation Surf displayed towards us and one another was contagious. They helped us find our individual selves again and helped save our marriage."

SOF Participant


"Operation Surf was hands-down the greatest trip that I have ever been on. We travel the world for our jobs and get to see and do things that most people can only dream of, but that’s often filled with guilt while my wife is left juggling her own work, the kids, and everything else life throws at her. We spend a substantial amount of time away from each other with all of the trips, training, and deployments. Getting to share this experience with my wife by my side and finding a new, exciting activity that we both immediately fell in love with truly made this a trip of a lifetime."

SOF Participant