The Wahine Classic – August 19-21, 2016
5th Annual North Carolina Surf to Sound Challenge – November 6-8, 2015
Larry Cain, Olympic gold medalist, three-time NC Surf to Sound elite division Champion
Surf to Sound Champion and Canadian Olympic Gold Medalist, Larry Cain. Photography by Josh McClure
Leilani Pickett, photo by Ed Potter
Surfers Healing / Wrightsville Beach / Photo by Julian Kehaya
2012 Individual Male Champion, Jarrod Covington, Photography by Lumina News/Emmy Errante
Wrightsville Beach, N.C. … One of the world’s 20 best surf towns (National Geographic, 2012) will host Surf Gala 2012 and Surfers Healing, an international surf camp for children with autism, Aug. 19-20.
Sunday, Aug. 19, Surf Gala 2012 will be hosted by widely acclaimed Port Land Grille. Owners Anne Steketee and husband Chef Shawn Wellersdick will prepare a magnificent multi-course dinner, with an evening of live music (Kyle Lindley), video clips, and silent auction.
Diners will have the opportunity to meet, greet and eat with Izzy Paskowitz, Surfers Healing founder, and his ohana (family) of legendary Hawaiian surfers. Advance copies of Izzy’s memoir “Scratching the Horizon” will be signed and provided to each guest. All income from this special evening will be used to pay for the cost of the Surfers Healing surf camp for children with autism at Wrightsville.
On Monday, Aug. 20, 200 families from across the United States are visiting Wrightsville Beach to witness the miracle of Surfers Healing, an international surf camp for kids with autism.
This event takes place at the popular Stone Street Public Beach Access located in the heart of downtown Wrightsville from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Spectators are welcome to “cheer” the children.
Surfers healing was founded in California by professional surfer Israel “Izzy” Paskowitz for his son, Isaiah, who was diagnosed with autism at age 3. Because Izzy discovered the positive impact that surfing had on his son, he shared this unique therapy with other children diagnosed with autism.
Surfers Healing Camps are now hosted in Hawaii, California, Mexico, Puerto Rico and a few surf towns like Wrightsville Beach. These camps enrich the lives of people living with autism by exposing them to the unique experience of surfing. Members of the international surfing community travel with the event and work one-on-one to coach children with autism to ride the waves.
Volunteers are welcome at the Stone Street Public Beach Access.
For reservations, information, interviews:
John Pike, Surfers Healing
Facebook Surfers Healing Wrightsville Beach
Anne Steketee, Port Land Grille
Facebook Port Land Grille
Carolina Cup welcomes competitors from distant shores to Wrightsville Beach
Photography by Brad Austin Butler
Robert Butler of ncPressRelease.com interviews Izzy Paskowitz, co-founder of Surfers Healing, at the Blockade Runner Resort Wrightsville Beach, on August 22.
Wrightsville Beach, N.C. … The Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) will feature surf camp action from Wrightsville Beach on Saturday, August 6, 4-4:30 p.m. The half hour segment is part of a five hour Oprah marathon titled: “The Swell Life” with Izzy Paskowitz, head of the family’s surf camp Surfers Healing for kids with autism. [Read more…]
Nationwide Campaign. Charitable Surf Camps for Special Needs Children and Adults; six-month schedule of special needs camps by Surfers Healing, WB Surf Camp, Ocean Cure, and IndoJax. [Read more…]
East Coast Campaign. The 7th Annual Reef/Sweetwater Pro-Am Surf Fest features a $20,000 pro prize purse. Surf Fest is one of the largest surfing contests on the East Coast and attracts surfers from around the world. Photography by Brad Austin Butler
East Coast Campaign. The 7th Annual Reef/Sweetwater Pro-Am Surf Fest features a $20,000 pro prize purse. Surf Fest is one of the largest surfing contests on the East Coast and attracts surfers from around the world. Photography by Brad Austin Butler [Read more…]
Southeast Campaign. Wrightsville Beach Biathlon combines SUP and sprint for 2nd annual event. The endurance of athletes of all ages will be tested over water and across the sand as racers SUP then sprint to the finish line on Saturday, March 26. [Read more…]
Statewide Campaign. Awesome Autistic Kids Surf Wrightsville / Rachel Coleman Concert Friday. Two hundred families from across the United States (including a participant from Alaska) are traveling to Wrightsville Beach this week to witness the miracle of Surfers Healing, an international surf camp for kids with autism. [Read more…]
Statewide Campaign. Miss Wheel Chair USA returns to Surf Again at Wrightsville Beach. August 7: They Will Surf Again (Spinal Cord Injuries) August 19: Surfer’s Healing (Children With Autism). Men, women and children with spinal cord injuries return to Wrightsville when Life Rolls On makes its annual stop….
Statewide Campaign. Results for East Coast Pro-Am Surfing Competition. July 16-18, surfers will compete for a $20,000 purse at the 6th Annual East Coast REEF/SWEETWATER Pro-Am at Wrightsville Beach. This three-day dip is one of the smoothest events on the entire East Coast attracting national champions to North Carolina’s clean beaches. [Read more…]
Statewide Campaign. East Coast Pro-Am Surfing Competition. July 16-18, surfers will compete for a $20,000 purse at the 6th Annual East Coast REEF/SWEETWATER Pro-Am at Wrightsville Beach. This three-day dip is one of the smoothest events on the entire East Coast attracting national champions to North Carolina’s clean beaches. [Read more…]