City Surf Project is doing radical things for underserved urban youth. Based in San Francisco, the nonprofit organization connects kids who live in the city with the therapeutic power of the ocean through surfing and education about related fitness, nutrition, and life saving skills. While learning to ride waves is integral to the project, it also seeks to support adolescents as they go through a critical life transition. As executive director Johnny Irwin states in the video below, “The ultimate goal of the program is to help these kids develop in a way that’s going to make them into happy and successful adults.”
Along with surf-based programs during the school year that include ocean safety clinics, year-long surf intensives, weekly surfing classes, CPR and lifesaving skills, City Surf Project runs a series of summer camps for kids who might not otherwise have access to the ocean. Click here for more details about the summer camps and how to enroll.
As a nonprofit organization, City Surf Project depends on support from volunteers, community members, and fundraising events to thrive. Along these lines they’ll be hosting a benefit screening of Smog of the Sea at Sports Basement in the Presidio on August 1, 2017. The event runs from 5:00 to 8:00PM and will include a happy hour, feature film presentation, and raffle with prizes from Patagonia, NorCal Surf Shop, GoPro, and Indosole. Go to this site for more information and to buy tickets.
Also, check out the video below to see City Surf Project in action.
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