Surfs Up

As I was doing some research for our upcoming trip to Huntington Beach trip, I stumbled across a unique organization that teaches wheelchair-users how to surf. The Life Rolls On Foundation sponsors a program called They Will Surf Again, which includes several day-long events where injured athletes from around the world gather together to hit the surf.

The whole concept really intrigued me, so I spent some time nosing around their website. The program is run by Richard Yelland and it?s open to everyone ? those folks that surfed pre-injury and those who have no prior experience. Rest assured, safety is a high priority at They Will Surf Again as plenty of volunteers are on hand to act as watermen and lifeguards.

So what has this got to do with Huntington Beach?

Well one of their 2006 events was held at Bolsa Chica State Beach in Huntington Beach. It seemed very well attended as 25 surfers and 100 volunteers participated.

They Will Surf Again hasn?t posted their events for next year, but I?m thinking if they chose Huntington Beach for a past event, there must be some hope as far as access goes. So I?m very optimistic about my visit.