Words can’t describe how incredible our inaugural Surfers Healing Australia events in March 2015 were! Our Surfers Healing crew were simply amazing….The smiles they put on kids faces, the tears of joy they gave parents, the inspiration they gave our local volunteers, their energy, their phenomenal talent and their huge hearts… It was such a privilege having them here with us and we can’t thank them enough for sharing this experience with Australian families!
What is Surfers Healing?
Surfers Healing, a non-profit that introduces surfing to children with autism, taps into the unmatched tranquility of the ocean and helps nearly 5,000 children a year who struggle with the sensory overload that often accompanies autism.
Professional surfer Izzy Paskowitz and his wife, Danielle, founded Surfers Healing in 1998 after they found it was therapeutic for their son, Isaiah, who was diagnosed with autism. Once they realised how well surfing worked to engage their son, they knew they had to share their success with other families.
Surfers Healing now brings together professional surfers and families at more than a dozen beaches across the USA, Hawaii and Mexico. While the events are mainly fun for the children, they also serve as a great opportunity for parents to network and see a support system exists for their family.
Surfers Healing Australia
Autism Awareness and Surfers Healing USA are thrilled to be partnering together to bring this amazing experience to Australian families.
Our goal – To enhance the lives of children on the spectrum, to give them and their families a memorable day together at the beach, teach them a new skill and all while being supported by our passionate and expert team of surfers and volunteers. #OnePerfectDay
We hope to make this an annual event that is hosted in every state across the country over the years to come.
Check out some of the photos from our surf days!