September 9-12, 2021 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 Clinics. The fun begins on Thursday, September 9th with a Meet & Greet dinner at the Pismo Beach Moose Lodge. Friday, September 10 will be a surf day and kayaking in Shell Beach, Saturday, September 11th will open with a special flag ceremony and guest speakers. Sunday, September 12th is a surf day to practice what you learned the day before! That night will be our Farewell Dinner at the Oceano Elks Lodge. Participants will also enjoy outdoor activities on the Central Coast and wonderful meals provided by our generous community.
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. It was very rewarding! Thanks again!” Wounded Warrior Andrew M.
“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 C.
For those arriving by air, transportation will be waiting to drive you to your hotel.
Sept 9th – 5pm-9pm -Evening only event -Meet and great at the Elks or Moose Lodge
Sept. 10th – 9am-12pmKayaking with Central Coast Kayaks in Shell Beach
Sept 10th – 1 pm Lunch in Avila (TBD)
Sept. 10th – 3-5pm – Stand Up Paddle-boarding at Port San Luis
Sept. 10th – 7pm Dinner (TBD)
Sept. 11th – 6am -11am -Learn to Surf Clinic – At the Beach via the W Grand entrance
Sept. 11th – 11am -12pm -Memorial Paddle Out (in remembrance for those lost on 9/11 and since in the war on terror) – At the Beach via the W Grand entrance
Sept. 11th 1pm Lunch (TBD)
Sept. 11th 5pm Dinner (TBD)
Sept. 11th – 8pm- 10pm – AmpSurf bonfire at the beach for participants and volunteers – At the Beach via the W Grand entrance
Sept. 12th – 6am -12pm -Learn to Surf Clinic – At the Beach via the W Grand entrance
Sept. 12th 1pm Lunch (TBD)
Sept. 12th 5pm-8pm Farewell dinner for Participants, volunteers and local sponsors either at the Moose or Elks lodge. Participants return home