empowering children


Surfing can inspire people of all ages to release their fears realize their full potential.  But so many youngsters in our community have never experienced the power of ocean love! That’s why we raise funds to facilitate free Surf Days to serve physically, financially and emotionally challenged youth in our local community.  Surf Days organized with Surf Happens Premier Surf School promote teamwork, boost self-esteem, and inspire confidence and optimism - and it’s made possible with donations from people like YOU.

Participants, parents, and youth leaders say Surf Days give them:

  • Increased self-esteem and courage

  • Empowerment though overcoming fears

  • A new connection to the natural world

  • An uplifting feeling of “I can do anything”

  • Tons of fun!

Surf Days start with a lessons about how waves work and ocean safety, then move quickly into the fundamentals of surfing to get everybody standing on a surfboard!  We build trust and camaraderie with beach games, and inspire ocean stewardship with environmental education and beach cleanup. Surf Days promote a healthy lifestyle, build confidence, and inspire a life-long bond with the ocean.

Current Surf Day Partners

Girls Inc Carpinteria Eureka! ProgramTeddy Bear Cancer FoundationTransition HouseUnited Way of Santa BarbaraThe Village of Santa Barbara (Turner Foundation),  Girls Inc of Greater Santa Barbara. Boys & Girls Club of Santa Barbara