Operation Surf came into existence as a result of one wounded hero’s desire to learn to surf. Now, we are helping more heroes than ever. Participants of our program experience a decrease in PTSD symptoms by 36%, a decrease in depression by 47%, and an increase in self-efficacy by 68%.
When things get broken, they can be fixed. Surfing therapy reflects the ethos of the American warrior — a spirit born less of our fearsomeness, more of our willingness to transcend fear and approach life with empathy, honesty, physical and intellectual courage, and goodness, and humor.
“The warrior ethos is not a luxury, it is essential when you have a military.”