Surfing with Smiles gives those with special needs and abilities the chance to learn to surf for free. When Lindsey and I (Taylor) were 16 years old, we found extreeme happiness and enjoyment in surfing, and wanted to give that opportunity to those who may never otherwise have the chance to get in the water with a surfboard.
Nine years later (in 2018) we had our biggest event to date, with over 250 people joining us at The Wall in Hampton, NH for surfing, beach games, pizza, and a DJ. We are a 501(c)3 that surrivies completely by volunteers, by our support from Cinnamon Rainbows Surf Shop, and by your donations.
We couldn't be more excited that our event is getting bigger each year, but a bigger event and more participants also comes with more responsibilities. Our top priority is safety, and we need to make sure we have everything covered to ensure we can keep everyone safe and having fun.
For 2019 we will need event insurance, event permits, new beach games, and other new equiptment so we can continue to make this event great and free for all participants. Everything helps! We need your donations to make this event happen for 2019! (If you cannot donate money (we get it, we're broke college grads too) don't hesitate to reach out about volunteering or seeing if there's another way you can help. If you want to bake cookies, have a friend who owns a pizza shop that is willing to donate, can make us a sweet sign, can help us redesign our logo, are a great photographer, or have any special skill you think we might help we are all ears!)