We believe in giving back!

Aqua Surf is wholeheartedly committed to lending a hand wherever we can. We truly believe that giving back helps to make the world a better place, and seize every opportunity to contribute our time and knowledge to our community and beyond. We’ve worked with a number of charities, non-profit organizations, and cleanup groups in Santa Monica, Los Angeles, and throughout Southern California to maximize our positive impact.

Our instructors are trained to teach a diverse range of students, and we are constantly striving to be a healthy influence and positive force within our local and global communities, through our surfing lessons and camps. This is exemplified through our consistent philanthropy. We are grateful for the opportunity to educate, help, and be of service with our camps and surfing lessons.

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AQUA SURF SCHOLARSHIPS

Every summer, three (3) students per week are granted full-ride scholarships. Financial discounts are also granted to approximately 20% of our students. We want to encourage everyone to experience the thrill of surfing, so we offer discounts and scholarships to low-income families for our surf camps and lessons. In order to qualify, a single parent must document their income of $30,000 or a couple must document an income of $60,000 or less. Proof of income must be provided based on the previous year’s tax return. Our application and award practice aims to be considerate, confidential, generous and flexible. We wish to make surfing instruction available for everyone!

SURFRIDER FOUNDATION + LOS ANGELES POLICE DEPARTMENT

An annual charitable collaboration that champions environmental education, surf instruction, surf camps, and a healthy sense of community to over 300 inner-city kids for 6 months. Surfrider Foundation (Los Angeles chapter), the Los Angeles Police Department, and Aqua Surf have teamed up to help, inspire, and teach hundreds of under-served kids every year.

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POLICE ACTIVITIES LEAGUE (SANTA MONICA)

Since 2014, our school has donated customized surf classes (that run all summer long, every year) to Santa Monica Police Activities League for a highly diverse and challenging population of at-risk youth. Aqua Surf instructors mentor and teach the same group of kids throughout the summer though these specialized ocean-surf-life classes. It focuses on helping kids build confidence, improve communication, learn important problem solving skills, and the sport of surfing.

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BRAILLE INSTITUTE

Every summer, we love teaching the wonderful kids at the Braille Institute who are blind or have extreme sight loss experience surfing. Their mission is to eliminate any barriers to leading a fulfilling life, and we genuinely support their cause.

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P.S. I LOVE YOU FOUNDATION

For several years, Aqua Surf has worked with kids of PS I Love You at their annual Day at the Beach event. The purpose of this day is “to bring the community together through an easy and memorable event that allows adults to mentor, give back and share time and hope with underprivileged children living in our nearby communities (cities include South Central Los Angeles, Compton, Watts and Long Beach).”

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EXHALE YOGA

Aqua Surf School and Exhale Yoga teamed up to run a complimentary yoga-surf camps during the summer. The two practices synergistically work together and help enhance the other.

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AFTER SCHOOL ALL-STARS

We worked with After School All-Stars, a program that operates in communities that are with the greatest needs and fewest resources, on a custom surf camp. Their goal is to enlighten and inspire young people by providing dynamic and exciting opportunities for success, while cultivating self-esteem, leadership and respect to help build healthier communities.

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DISABLED VETERANS

Aqua Surf volunteered instructors for the Veterans Affairs Adaptive Surf program, a learn-to-surf camp for men and women with physical and psychological impairments as paralysis, stroke, visual impairment, amputation, Traumatic Brain Injury, PTSD, burns, and other complications. Instructors use precise sensory communication to guide and encourage students through the process.

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Our team is always open to working with new organizations to establish meaningful partnerships.

We aim to make the largest impact with our specialized resources. Please get in touch if you’d like to provide a corporate sponsorship or work together to make a greater positive impact.

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