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Adaptive Surf Instructor Certification Program:
Instructor certification is good for 5 years
The (ASICP) class is a six (6) hour class consisting of ½ class room and ½ in – water instruction. The classroom will cover the individuals we serve and how to correctly create a positive and safe experience. The “in -water” instruction will be a practical application and qualification evaluation by our Lead Instructors. It is mandatory that you have served as a volunteer water helper at two (2) of our clinics before taking the class. Surfing and ocean experience is highly recommended.
Requirements for becoming an AmpSurf Instructor:

  • Instructors must participate in at least one AmpSurf event as an Instructor each year to maintain certification.  Renewal course is required every 5 years.
  • A current Adult/Child CPR/First Aid/AED certification is required to be on file at the AmpSurf Main office in Pismo Beach to maintain certification, as well as to participate as an Instructor at an AmpSurf event.

Class Dates in Pismo Beach, CA  April 1,  April 29,   May 27
Please call 805-773-0302 for more information

Learn to Surf Clinics 2017

Instructor, Participant & Water Assist check the waves!

Learn to Surf Clinics
West Coast:
May 6th Surfrider Beach Malibu, CA
June 3rd Pismo Beach, CA
July 1st Pismo Beach, CA
July 17th,18th,19th Pismo Beach, CA Autism Surf Camp*
Sept. 7-12th Operation Restoration XII Pismo Beach, CA Special Event*

Learn to Surf Clinics
East Coast:
June 10th VetSurf Narragansett, RI Military participants*
June 18th Waves For The Brave Nantasket, MA Military participants*
July 6-9th Hope For The Warriors  Breezy Point, NY Special Event*
July 15th York Beach, ME
August 12th 82nd Street The Rockaways, NY
August 19th Nahant, MA
August 20th Waves For The Brave Nantasket, MA Military participants*
September 16th Second Beach, Middletown, RI


Check out our video from Operation Restoration XI – Your donations help us  keep putting on our Learn To Surf Clinics and Operation Restoration each year.

Thanks to Doug Swarts from 805Aerial

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AmpSurf™ is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization established to Promote, Inspire, Educate, and Rehabilitate (PIER) all people with disabilities and their families through adaptive surfing and other outdoor activities.


All people with disabilities will experience the freedom of adaptive sports without limitations.

ampsurfWho We Serve

One in five Americans struggle with a life-long disability. Nearly two million men and women have served our country in Iraq and Afghanistan. They are coming home looking for ways to feel whole again and to fit back in to normal life. Whether they are an amputee, visually impaired, suffer from PTS (post traumatic stress), or have quadriplegia. Whether they served in WWII, Korea, Vietnam, the Gulf war, Iraq or Afghanistan.  Whether they are an autistic child or a young woman who has lost a limb to cancer, AmpSurf™ offers a unique program to bring the healing power of the ocean and adaptive surfing together for an experience that is both mentally and physically one of the best forms of rehabilitation on the planet.

Our goal is simple, we want to help our disabled veterans, adults and children focus on their abilities not their disabilities. To do this we strive to Promote, Inspire, Educate, and Rehabilitate (PIER™) these great Americans and the public by providing a quality program and the opportunity for the participants and volunteers to come together and feel the joy and healing of the ocean and surfing.  AmpSurf™ has provided our Learn to Surf Clinics to hundreds of our disabled veterans, adults and children who probably never would have had this experience if it hadn’t been for our program.

What We Do

For over a decade AmpSurf™ has been providing our Learn to Surf clinics to serve those who need us. We have served hundreds of our disabled veteran American heroes as well as disabled adults and children who probably never would have had this experience if it hadn’t been for our program.

Where to Find Us

340 Pomeroy Ave. Pismo Beach, CA 93449 805-773-0302 (Headquarters)

Long Sands Beach, York, ME & DCR’s Lynn Shore/Nahant Beach Reservation, Nahant, MA