Wave has learned that kids with special needs are amazing
individuals who take on the challenge of surfing in ways few
can imagine. We are constantly in awe of the bravery these kids
embody and the trust they share with us. Many parents and
caregivers are blown away that their child, who might have
been previously constrained to a wheelchair, got in the
water, surfed, body boarded and kayaked. And had a blast
Ride a Wave primarily serves kids
with special needs from Santa Cruz and the Bay Area.
However, visitors have traveled from all over the US and
even from far flung locations including Canada, Italy, France
and Russia to participate in RAW camps.
RAW also mentors and assists Malibu Board Riders to serve kids
with special needs in San Diego, Malibu, and Carpentaria.
If you have a child
with special needs or are associated with an organization
serving children with special needs, please contact
us if you wish to them participate in a Ride a Wave
beach camp. We'll do our best to help your kids have a
life changing day at the beach.