Operation Restoration 6

Thank you for expressing interest in participating in the healing power of the ocean and adaptive surfing. Participating in these events can be a very rewarding experience. Please email boardmembers@ampsurf.org or call 805-773-0302 to register.

AmpSurf™ is a 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.

Operation Restoration X  – September 10-13, 2015

September 10th-13th, 2015,  injured and disabled veterans, along with other adults & children with disabilities will gather in Pismo Beach to experience the healing power of the ocean and the thrill of surfing. All will come to experience something most thought they could not do.

AmpSurf’s trained instructors, along with professional and local surfers will provide surf instruction for the  Learn to Surf Clinic.  The fun begins on September 10th with a Meet & Greet dinner at the Pismo Beach Moose Lodge. A Memorial Paddle Out will be held the morning of September 11th south of the Pismo Pier.  September 12th Learn to Surf Clinic opens with a flag ceremony presented by American Legion Post 432 of Cambria. Participants will also enjoy kayaking in Shell Beach with Central Coast Kayaks and wonderful meals provided by our generous community. Ride-On Transportation will provide transport from lodging to all activities.

. Some of our past participants and volunteers had this to say about their experience after learning to surf with AmpSurf:

“…I finally feel like I am able to do a sport again, after just about giving up on everything. I was very rewarding! Thanks again!” Wounded Warrior Andrew Mitchell

“As a first time volunteer I didn’t know what to expect. My day helping disabled veterans is one I’ll never forget. It was so emotional, I was thrilled and honored to be there. I can’t wait to volunteer again soon.” – Volunteer Josh Caplan

Please go to www.ampsurf.org to sign up to PARTICIPATE or VOLUNTEER

 

Before signing up for one of our clinics, please take a moment and read the information below

Clinic schedule:
7:00 a.m. – Setup crew arrives
7:30 a.m. – All other volunteers arrive
7:45 a.m. – Volunteers briefing (all water staff must be present)
8:00 a.m. – Participants arrive – Meet, greet and suit up
9:00-9:30 a.m. – Dry land instruction
9:30-11:30 a.m. – In-water surf instruction
11:30-12:00 p.m. – Free surf
12:00-1:00 p.m. -Lunch and tear down

Participants are encouraged to contact AmpSurf in advance to make sure all efforts can be made to accommodate your disability. Please email boardmembers@ampsurf.org

Participants should bring the following items:

Swim suit
Towel
Sun screen
Picture ID

What to expect at each clinic:

A lite breakfast, snacks, water, and lunch will be provided.  AmpSurf will provide a surfboard, wetsuit, and rashguard.  A  beach wheelchair is available if needed.

Clinic Reservation:

All of our events are free to participants, but a reservation deposit is required at least 2 weeks in advance of the event you wish to attend. Reserve your spot with a refundable deposit of $50 for one-day events and $100 for multi-day events-Operation Restoration   (Reservations need to be made at least 2 (two) weeks prior to the clinic to receive a refund. After the 2 (two) week deadline there will be no refunds given.) On the day of event, beach sign- ups will have an additional $25 fee for each day.

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