Schedule Of Events, & heat times will be posted 5pm Tuesday July 28. The Coffin Brothers' Surf Out is right around the corner. Prizes from our amazing sponsors keep flooding in and we're stoked to hand them out during the contest and after party.
This past Saturday the Surf Happens Foundation sponsored the 4th annual Camp Hana Hou, a free surfing camp for kids out-living cancer and their families. This year saw 27 participants having fun catching their first waves. “This camp is amazing for these families who have been through the toughest of challenges, to give them a happy and safe place to feel free is incredibly important, ” says Cottage Hospital social worker Sebastian Lebeau.
In 2014 the Surf Happens Foundation began funding free community outreach surfing days to local youth who could benefit from a day of physical activity outdoors. A year later SHF has had the privilege of hosting 7 individual days serving approximately 160 local youth from lower-income communities, and children affected by cancer and their families. This past week SHF sponsored a free surf day for 15 teen girls from the Girls Inc of Carpinteria Eureka! Program.
On Saturday, June 27thTH Surf Happens Foundation hosted a free surfing day for the youth over at the The Village of Santa Barbara for the second year. The day consisted of beach games, a comprehensive ocean safety, surfing history, and surfing techniques lesson and in water surfing lesson where we got everyone standing and riding waves!
“The goal is to get these kids out from behind the TV and computer and to check out what this world has to offer” says Surf Happens owner and lead instructor, Chris Keet. Most of the kids who participated had never been surfing, and some had never stepped into the ocean even though they’ve lived here their whole lives.
Surf Happens Foundation had great success at the 2015 Rincon Classic. They raised $4,000 dollars through the raffle, auction, and product sales. The environment was left clean as well; the High Five Program cleaned the beach spotless, with the help of many local groms.