Free Surf Camp for Children with Disabilities December 1 at Richardson Beach Park in Hilo

Free Surf Camp for Children with Disabilities December 1st in Hilo

A free Surfers Healing Camp for children with autism and other disabilities will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Friday, December 1, at Richardson Ocean Park in Hilo.

Now in its eighth year, the Surfers Healing Hawaii Chapter provides disabled children and their families with the unique experience of surfing with professionals under supervised conditions. Knowledgeable surfing instructors will be on hand, and surfboards and U.S. Coast Guard-approved life vests will be provided at no charge. Complimentary drinks, snacks and lunch will be offered to participating children and their families.

Surfers Healing is a national organization started 20 years ago in California to share the joy of surfing with the less fortunate. Surfers Healing Hawai‘i Island chapter is sponsoring this drug-, alcohol- and tobacco-free event.  Additional support provided through a partnership with the Hawai‘i County Department of Parks and Recreation and the Eddie Aikau Foundation.

An estimated 200 people, including approximately 50 keiki, are expected to participate in the Hilo camp. Surfers Healing Camps are held throughout the world, providing more than 3,000 children annually with the opportunity to try surfing.

To register your child and learn more about the camp, please visit www.surfershealing.org. Space is limited, and spots fill up fast.

This is a must see video: surfer dedicates his life to Healing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jRSOhaOVws0 

For further information about this event, please contact Kalani Kahalioumi, Recreational Specialist I, at 808-392-2252 or kkahalioumi@hawaiicounty.gov .