Amazing Surf Adventures
TO SANTA CRUZ & CAPITOLA
April 11th - 17th 2019
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Capitola Foundation is honored to sponsor Operation Surf again this year. The event will come to Capitola this weekend, April 13th & 14th. The week long event (April 11th - 17th) is held in support of the men and women whom have sacrificed so much to protect our freedom. Severely wounded active duty and veteran service members from various branches of the U.S. military who served in Afghanistan and Iraq will take part in this epic, life-changing experience. The veterans will hit the beach for a yoga & stretching session and a day on the water, surfing with instructors by their sides.
The highlight on Saturday will be a visit from Frosty Hesson, Mavericks surfing legend, who will arrive with copies of his book, Making Mavericks - each individually autographed for each of the veterans. He will be at the sea wall on the Esplanade and will hand out the books to them, spending time talking with each.
For many participants, the trip to Operation Surf is their first time leaving the hospital since being injured in Iraq or Afghanistan, making this unique and highly effective healing tool an invaluable part of their early recovery. At previous Operation Surf Santa Cruz events, the wounded heroes have been astounded at the outpouring of love and appreciation from the Santa Cruz community and its many volunteers.