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 warrior ethos — a spirit born less of fearsomeness, more of willingness to transcend fear and approach life with empathy, honesty, physical and intellectual courage, goodness, and humor.
“The warrior ethos is not a luxury, it is essential when you have a military.”