Our Mission:

SERVE VETERANS.

WARRIOR SURF IS COMMITTED TO PROMOTING PHYSICAL AND MENTAL WELLNESS FOR VETERANS AND THEIR FAMILIES THROUGH ADAPTIVE SURF THERAPY.

 
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“We believe in the medicinal power of the ocean. We believe that surfing and the camaraderie it gives rise to can change the course of a life. We believe that every warrior deserves the opportunity to be an active contributor to a life off the battlefield. 
........AND WE ARE LIVING PROOF.”
 

HOW DO WE SERVE THE VETERANS IN OUR COMMUNITY?

  • WE SERVE THE FAMILY UNIT
     

  • IMPROVED Emotional Regulation
     

  • Frustration Management Skills
     

  • Improved Problem Solving Skills
     

  • Enhanced Interpersonal Communication
     

  • Enhanced Mood
     

  • Increased SelF Esteem
     

  • Increased Phyical Fitness
     

  • Improved Sleep

  Warrior Surf Foundation provides FREE surf instruction to participants whose skills range from novice to those with varying levels of experience. Our surf Camps are 6 weeks long and include semi-private surf lessons once weekly, as well as two open surf clinics on Wednesday evenings and Saturday Mornings. The small group surf clinics provide an opportunity for more individualized surf instruction while the larger group clinics provide greater opportunities for socialization, team-building, family participation and improved interpersonal communication skills.  There are 6 cycles scheduled for the 2018 calendar year.  Participation is open to all branches of the military including active duty service members. Our program is available to those with psychological and/or physical disabilities.  Psychological disabilities include but are not limited to Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, Major Depressive Disorder, and related mood or anxiety disorders.  Physical disabilities include but are not limited to Spinal Cord Injury, Traumatic Brain Injury, and physical amputation.

SURFING

The unfortunate effects of war can be counteracted by using the ocean as a healing remedy. Our program helps to break the cycle of trauma, so the body and brain can work through residual feelings of discomfort and distress.

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COMMUNITY

The Warrior Surf Foundation is a supportive community of Veterans and their families who understand you. Many people come for our surf camps, but they stick around for the tribe.  

POSITIVE PYSCHOLOGY 

We provide Individualized coaching sessions with a wellness coach focused on unique and specific resiliency measures tailored to each veteran or active duty military member. Our wellness program is developed and overseen by our Liscensed Independent Clinical Social Worker.

Paddle Boarding 

In addition to our Surf Therapy Program we offer stand-up paddle boarding.  Paddleboarding allows us to continue to offer our services in instances where surfing is not possible or safe. Like our Surf Therapy program, our stand-up paddleboarding program  focuses on positive psychology, mindfulness and resiliency....plus, it's fun. 

yoga 

In the fall of 2018, in addition to our Surf Therapy program we will be offering beachside yoga classes. Our yoga program with be tailored specifically for veterans and their families with a focus on mindfulness, resiliency and physical wellbeing. 

 
 

OUR IMPACT

THE WARRIOR SURF FOUNDATION IS COMMITTED TO BRINGING VETERANS AND THEIR FAMILIES TOGETHER TO PROMOTE MENTAL AND PHYSICAL WELL-BEING BY EXPOSING THEM TO THE UNIQUE EXPERIENCE OF SURFING. 

Founded in May 2015, on Folly Beach, SC by American combat veterans and surfers, the WSF addresses post-service transition challenges such as Post Traumatic Stress, Moral Injury, Survivor's Guilt, and TBI. 

In just over a few years, the WSF has provided services to hundreds Veterans and Active Duty Service Members through our weekend Surf Camps.  Each 6 week session helps Warriors overcome anxiety with social situations, crowds, and creates non-Battlefield bonds. 

 
 

3+

Years COmMITED TO SERVING VETERANS

In just three short years our organization has made tremendous strides in serving the Veteran population.

 

200+

Thousand Dollars Raised

But we're not done yet! There are over 21.8 million Veterans living in the United States. Your donations help us to bring healing to more Veterans

 
 

300+

Hundred Veterans Impacted

Our program has impacted over 300 Veterans since it's inception. That means healing for over 300 Vterans, and their families.

 
 

October 2017

There is no looking back in surfing, you can only look ahead and in the moment. To have time in the water, looking forward and being cheered on, is an amazing thing

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NOT A VETERAN BUT WANT TO SUPPORT VETS?

Get involved! There is so much YOU can do to help our Veterans. From simply sharing social media posts with the hashtage #WarriorSurf to volunteering your time or donating to the foundation. We believe in community, and we know that without you we wouldn't be able to serve Veterans!

 

Volunteer opportunities

We need volunteers to help serve our Veterans

Make a Donation

Your donations help us to serve Veterans!
 

Sign Up For Surf Camp

Sign your Veteran up for one of our free surf camps.