The Canteen is a virtual opportunity accessible to all current, past, and future participants of Operation Surf that allows them to ‘Come to Renew.The Canteen provides a continual source of support and community and it allows our participants to create connections when they need it most. We discovered the importance of this program and made it a permanent program of Operation Surf. By extending our support beyond the ocean and into daily the lives of those we served, we are making a lasting impact on the lives of our veteran community. 

Our Schedule: 

Mondays at 10 AM PDT: Coffee with Van and Special Guest
Wednesdays at 10 AM PDT: 15 minute – Topic Meeting
Saturdays at 10 AM PDT: 45 minute – Speaker Meeting
More times coming soon!

If you have been a participant of an Operation Surf program in the past and would like to receive more information about this program, please email us at

“Operation Surf helped me realize I’m not disabled. I’m just differently abled.”

– Martin P., Operation Surf

Participants of our program have experienced:

A 36% decrease in
PTSD symptoms


A 47% decrease
in depression


A 68% increase
in self-efficacy


For more information on the clinical impact and benefits our programs have shown, check out Dr. Russell Crawford’s full quantitative study.