The 10th Annual First Coast Surfers for Autism Beach Festival will take place Saturday, August 24th, 2019 from 9am to 4pm. The event is FREE and features surfing, paddleboarding, music, games, prizes, exhibitors, an amazing raffle and more! For more info visit www.surfersforautism.org.
The Surfers For Autism mission is to unlock the potential of people with developmental delays, support advocacy for autism issues and scientific research. Our focus is to eliminate stigma through public awareness and education and to unite communities through volunteerism.
At an SFA event, our surfers are provided a safe environment where two to four highly skilled and trained surf instructors carefully guide them into waves. Our surfers and their families are treated like rock stars and enjoy a day filled with a range of activities including stand up paddle boarding, kayaking, live music, face-painting, games, bounce houses, fire engine tours and much more. A catered lunch is also provided, all at no cost. This is a very special day where children with ASD interact with typical peers and wow families with their capabilities. These events are examples of inclusion at the highest level.