Who We Are

Surf For All’s roots originated in 2002 with the development of a surf program for developmentally disabled teenagers. Over the years we expanded our outings to cover a broader spectrum of disabilities–from Autism, Cerebral Palsy, global developmental delays, visual impairment and others. We work closely with the Long Beach School District and provide weekly lessons at no cost for students ages five to twenty during the summer special education program. We have also expanded and work closely with Wounded Warriors, providing lessons and support for our military heroes and their families. We also provide programs for the economically disadvantaged. Our work has been featured on network television, major newspapers, radio, social media and elsewhere. Our message is always the same: We get just as much enjoyment out of the program as our students. Some of our students cannot walk, cannot speak, cannot see but they demonstrate shared humanity because when they get in the water they have a sense of independence and freedom that often cannot be demonstrated in other more traditional settings.