Surf Happens Foundation is beyond stoked to have formed a healthy, long-lasting relationship with Girls Inc of greater Santa Barbara. We began talks with Girls Inc program staff in the fall of 2013 in hopes of creating an ongoing surfing program for the girls in their program. We started with one surf day where we taught 45 girls how to surf for the first time. The event was a success and we were hen able to raise enough funds to begin an after school "club".
On September 1, 2014 the first Girls Inc. surf club was launched. Once a week Girls Inc. meets up with Surf Happens Surf School to hone and improve their skills at surfing. The feedback from parents has been fantastic. Lives are being changes for the better and young eyes are being opened to the magic of an ocean connection.
our goal is to make this program lasting for years to come. Currently we serve 12 girls one per week out of the Goleta location. We plan to launch a second course at the Carpinteria center Spring 2016.