Surfers for Autism

Unlocking the potential of children & adults with autism through advocacy and support of scientific research while educating the public and uniting communities through volunteerism.

Surf's Up

Every kid deserves to have fun and enjoy the simple, free things in life.  Bring your child out for an experience that is safe and offers your child a chance to be in the ocean.

Online Store Is Coming!!

Supporting our surf event from home is as easy as grabbing a t-shirt online!! The store will be ready very soon.

Ages 4 & Up

No matter how experienced, and whether the child has ever surfed or not, we want to meet you.

Come Sponsor an Event

By supporting Surfers for Autism through monetary and in-kind donations, sponsors can help us reach communities throughout Florida and Georgia. We provide an all-inclusive, free surfing event for our participants and their families. Through our twelve years of hosting events, we have reached many thousands of children and young adults on the autism spectrum.

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer your time with a great organization while enjoying the beach, surf and sun.  Come on out and help our children learn to surf.  You do not need to be experienced, come on out!!

Surfers for Autism

Founded in 2008 by a handful of South Florida surfers who realized the impact of surfing’s healing magic on children diagnosed on the autism spectrum. Since that first event, held at Deerfield Beach, Fla., SFA has reached countless participants, families, volunteers, communities, and supporters. With the combined effort, support, understanding, and inspiration of those involved, the magic that comes from loving encouragement and soothing surf is created.

Surfers for Autism has been honored with proclamations by local cities and counties over the years, and the group has been featured in Autism Parenting magazine and in a 2010 “Make a Difference” segment on the NBC Nightly News.

Today SFA hosts events all over the state and abroad. Nearly every event on our tour maxes out by reaching our limit of 200 registered participants, 350 volunteers and as many as 5,000 supporters packing local beaches to witness the wonder and transformation first-hand.

2019 Sponsorship and Marketing Opportunities

Surfers for Autism is a registered 501©3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to unlock the potential of children and young adults with autism and other developmental delays through the introduction to the sport of surfing. Our focus is to eliminate stigma through public education and awareness and to unite communities through volunteerism. Through fundraising and partnerships, we can obtain necessary funds to fuel our programs.

By supporting Surfers for Autism through monetary and in-kind donations, sponsors can help us reach communities throughout Florida and Georgia. We provide an all-inclusive, free surfing event for our participants and their families. Through our twelve years of hosting events, we have reached many thousands of children and young adults on the autism spectrum.

Media Coverage

Upcoming 2020 Surf Tour

Apr 4 – Jensen Beach
Apr 17 & 18 – Deerfield Beach
May 16 – Juno Beach

Your Impact

Sponsorship contributions cover the cost of hosting our surf events to all the cities the events are hosted in. And thanks to our sponsors, this keeps the events free of charge to our families.

Companies that invest through monetary and/or volunteerism contributions become a part of our Surfers for Autism family. With autism affecting 1 in 59 children (CDC 2018), companies that support autism related charities and organizations show they are aware of the growing needs of this community, are positively viewed upon. Also, our families and volunteers have a great appreciation for our sponsors.

Make a Donation to help us continue to provide surfing for children affected by AutismDONATE NOW
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