A WALK ON WATER

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By Cat Gregory - On June 6, 2015 A Walk and Water volunteers and families came from all over Southern California to Churches beach San Onofre for a day of fun, sun and surf. A day when surfers and watermen could give back and share the stoke they experience with special needs children. Normally, a solitary sport where “party waves” aren’t welcomed, this was a time for sharing the line-up. The children’s transformation from sand to ocean was undeniable. Some were hesitant, even scared on arrival, but after that first wave…they were hooked. Tears were replaced with smiles. The sun was shining, the waves were fun, the kids were stoked! Surf therapy heals, if even for a day.

“A WALK ON WATER provides water therapy through guided surf instruction to specials needs children. Surfing is used as a tool to gain self confidence skills and promote the therapeutic benefits of the sport’s positive effects. Children experience the true “stoke” of surfing and a sense of accomplishment as family and friends cheer them on from the beach. Brothers and sisters also participate, helping to solidify an often strained bond between siblings. Our surf events focus on both the athletes and their families.” -www.awalkonwater.org


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By Cat Gregory - On June 6, 2015 A Walk and Water volunteers and families came from all over Southern California to Churches beach San Onofre for a day of fun, sun and surf. A day when surfers and watermen could give back and share the stoke they experience with special needs children. Normally, a solitary sport where “party waves” aren’t welcomed, this was a time for sharing the line-up. The children’s transformation from sand to ocean was undeniable. Some were hesitant, even scared on arrival, but after that first wave…they were hooked. Tears were replaced with smiles. The sun was shining, the waves were fun, the kids were stoked! Surf therapy heals, if even for a day.

“A WALK ON WATER provides water therapy through guided surf instruction to specials needs children. Surfing is used as a tool to gain self confidence skills and promote the therapeutic benefits of the sport’s positive effects. Children experience the true “stoke” of surfing and a sense of accomplishment as family and friends cheer them on from the beach. Brothers and sisters also participate, helping to solidify an often strained bond between siblings. Our surf events focus on both the athletes and their families.” -www.awalkonwater.org

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