Grass Roots Movements

Surfers Healing

Dec 14, 2023

They take kids with autism surfing. They paddle out together on tandem boards to catch the waves. On the surface, their contribution seems simple: each year, their volunteer-staffed camps give over 4,500 children with autism and their families a fun, engaging day at the beach. But go deeper, and you’ll see that a quiet revolution is taking place. Through the simple act of riding waves together, they’re defying the status quo. When they help kids get up on a board, they’re challenging preconceived notions of capability. When they encourage participants to dive in, they’re empowering them to engage with the world and when they ride the waves together, they’re affirming that every person is a gift.