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Surf-Themed Activities Coming to Virginia Beach

17 Aug, 2017


Virginia Beach, Virginia, is about to play host to some surfing-themed activities. Get ready to hang ten.

August 18 brings the Surfers Healing 5K to Virginia Beach. Surfers Healing was founded by Israel and Danielle Paskowitz. Their son, Isaiah, was diagnosed with autism at age three. Like many children with autism, he often suffered from sensory overload– simple sensations could overwhelm him. The ocean was the one place where he seemed to find respite. This event centers around a time when disabled children are guided and aided by volunteers to spend time catching some waves on surfboards.

This event has been running for over a decade. Each year has been a huge success thanks to the sea of support from our many Community Partners, Sponsors and Volunteers.

The 5K associated with this event raises money for both the Surfer's Healing foundation as well as the Autism Society, Tidewater Virginia. 

Full information can be found here.

The Annual Coastal Edge East Coast Surfing Championship, taking place August 20-27, is the world's second longest consecutive-running surfing competition. 

The Coastal Edge East Coast Surfing Championships is a major professional and amateur event for the United States Surfing Federation. Each year, several hundred surfers from menehunes to masters compete for East Coast surfing titles, prizes, history and the sheer love of surfing. Other beach oriented sports and recreation includes skim-boarding, volleyball, a boardwalk 5K run, street skate and ramp contests, swimsuit contests, food and drink concessions, and live music on the beach.

Full information can be found here.

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