We connect underrepresented youth to the ocean and themselves through surfing. We collaborate with schools and community organizations that serve low income youth to create surfing programs. In four years we have created surfing programs at 7 "Title 1" schools. During these programs youth learn how to swim, surf and how to respect the environment. We will go on over 150 surf outings in 2018, serving over 400 youth. Although we work with schools we are not funded by them. We look to the community to help us continue to grow and share the stoke with more youth.
Founder and Executive Director, Johnny Irwin got the idea for City Surf Project while working as a high school teacher. Johnny had introduced several of his students to the beach on a surfing field trip. Most of the students had never been to the ocean and were deeply affected by the experience of being in the water and riding waves. This inspired Johnny to transform his teaching skills from the classroom to the ocean, and City Surf Project was born.
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Healthy snacks to our youth after the surf sessions
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Surf lessons can present a high risk
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New CSP HQ to support larger programs and more youths
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