First Time Participants

What can I expect the day of the event?

You will go to registration, check in and receive a wristband for your participant. It will be one of 4 colors to correspond with the flags that show the rotation of surfing. Each session will last approximately 25 minutes, they will come out of the water and the next color band has their session.

What time should I arrive?

You may arrive whatever time you like. Surfing begins at approximately 9:00 am – the earlier you arrive, the more times your participant has an opportunity to surf.

How late does it last?

We surf until 4:00 pm

What is the minimum age to participate?

The minimum age is 4.

What if my child can’t swim?

We do require all children who cannot swim to bring a coast guard approved PFD (personal flotation device). We do not accept water wings, noodles or other types of floaties.

Are there things to do when my child is not surfing?

We have an activities tent and resources in addition to enjoying time with other families just like yours.

Is there a fee?

We provide this day free to families but will have merchandise to purchase and raffles to help fund the events. We encourage you to bring family and friends to come and support us and your surfer!

Will there be food?

We will provide lunch and water all day. If you would like to bring snacks or if your child is on a special diet, we encourage you to bring what you like.

Can my typical child surf?

Unfortunately, we do not have the resources to surf siblings. They may come to the beach and enjoy everything else about the day but not the surfing.

What else do I need to bring?

A towel, sunscreen, sandals (the sand gets hot) and a smile! You might want to bring a camera to catch all those smiles.

Can I get in the water with my child?

No, only the qualified surf instructors may be in the water.

First Time Volunteers

What can I expect the day of the event?

You will go to registration and check in – make sure to have a valid picture ID– turn in your waiver (if you did not register online) and receive a wristband. If you are under the age of 18, your waiver MUST BE NOTARIZED or you will not be allowed to volunteer.

What time should I arrive?

There is a mandatory volunteer meeting at 8:00 am but you may arrive earlier to help set up or assist resources in set up.

How late does it last?

We surf until 4:00 pm. You may stay later and help us break down.

What if I don’t surf?

You do not need to know how to surf to be able to volunteer. The majority of volunteers needed will be in the water assisting participants.

What should I wear?

Bathing suit, rash guards or t-shirts for sun protection. Ladies – be prepared in a suit that provides coverage since you will be working with children.

Do I have to stay all day?

We do ask that you make it a full day commitment.

Do I get a t-shirt?

We cannot offer t-shirts to all the volunteers for free but we do offer you a discount on the event shirts.

Will there be food?

We will provide lunch and water all day. Bring anything additional you would like.

What do I need to bring and will there be a place to put it?

A picture ID, towel, sandals (the sand gets hot) and a smile! We have a tent for volunteers to put their belongings and grab some shade.

If students meet the volunteer age requirement can they receive community service hours for volunteering at the event?

Yes, registration will sign the form at the end of the day.

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