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 for more information.

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 XI  – September 8-11, 2016

Early Arrival date: 9/7 for those who want to golf on 9/8

Arrive:  Thursday, September 8 – Golf Tourney at Dairy Creek Golf Course, Meet & Greet dinner at the Pismo Moose Lodge

Friday, September 9  –   First day of surf instruction

Saturday, September 10  –   Opening Ceremony and surfing

Depart:  Sunday, September 11 –   Join us for a morning Paddle Out and farewell brunch at the Pismo Beach Moose Lodge

September 8th-11th, 2016 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 Thursday, September 8th for those that would like to golf at Dairy Creek in San Luis Obispo.  That evening we will have our annual Meet & Greet dinner at the Pismo Beach Moose Lodge. Friday, September 9th will be the first day of surfing and Saturday, September 10th,  surf day opens with a special flag ceremony and guest speakers. A Paddle Out will be held the morning of Sunday, September 11th and then enjoy a brunch at the Pismo Beach Moose Lodge. Participants will also enjoy outdoor activities on the Central Coast 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
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.