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WHAT IS OPERATION SURF?
Amazing Surf Adventures (ASA) and the Richard Schmidt Surf School host the annual wounded warriors surf program for soldiers from the Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio Texas. Operation Surf takes place in different locations such as Pismo Beach/Avila Beach, CA and Santa Cruz, CA. Other destinations we look to be are Ventura, CA; San Diego, CA; and internationally such as Puerto Rica and Costa Rica.
ASA, along with several prominent surf schools, have developed an adaptive surf program to allow these soldiers to experience the thrill of surfing in a safe, constructive, land and ocean environment. We begin this program with comprehensive instruction on land that includes ocean safety, ocean awareness, equipment use, and adaptive techniques that cater to each individual’s disabilities.
They then take the soldiers into the ocean to put into action the instruction they’ve just received on land. While in the water each participant is assigned a professional adaptive surf instructor to maintain a safe 1:1 student-teacher ratio. In addition each instructor will also have two trained assistants placed in the water at various distances in the participants surf zone as additional safety buffers.
This process creates a surfing experience that is based upon proven teaching methods created by legendary watermen Richard Schmidt (Santa Cruz, CA) and Van Curaza (Pismo Beach, CA).
Below are videos from the 2009 and 2010 Operation Surf programs: