The conditions for the first annual Coffin Brothers Surf Out could not have been better and on a scale of 1-10 on the stokometer they were a 12. Hosted by The Surf Happens Foundation on Saturday August 8, at Jalama County Campground in uber consistent glassy 4-6 foot peaks, every nook of sand and reef as far as the eye could see was filled with the love. It was indeed a dream come true for the 100+ youth and families that made the trek to her shoreline. The contest area at the river mouth was a combination between Trestles and Huntington Beach with peaks galore that offered plenty of barrels, along with close out sections taylor made for power turns and big airs. Did I mention no wind all day and almost 80 degrees?
Schedule Of Events, & heat times will be posted 5pm Thursday July 30. 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!