Transforming lives, one wave at a time

City Surf Project
We connect underrepresented youth to the ocean and themselves through surfing.

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Transforming lives, one wave at a time

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.

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Johnny Irwin

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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LIMITED TIME OFFER

For any donations (items or cash) over $100 in value you will receive one free entry to our annual fundraiser

  FUNDRAISER DETAILS

Items in Need

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Waterproof First Aid Kits

$30

For safety/first aid on beach to have in each vehicle


Gifted: 0 | Remaining: 2

Women's Swimsuits

$23

Bathing suits for women for swim lessons in the pool (variety of sizes)


Gifted: 0 | Remaining: 10

The World in a Curl Book

$22

For in-class surfing lessons with students/Curriculum & Lesson Planning


Gifted: 0 | Remaining: 1

Sweetness and Blood Book

$27

For in-class surfing lessons with students/Curriculum & Lesson Planning


Gifted: 0 | Remaining: 1

Swim Goggles

$10

Swim goggles for our swim lesson prior to surfing


Gifted: 0 | Remaining: 15

O'Neill Mens Short Skins

$30

For CSP male surf instructor staff to wear on surf days (Variety of colors/sizes)


Gifted: 0 | Remaining: 5

Rescue Head Immobilizer

$70

For safety/first aid on beach to have in one vehicle


Gifted: 0 | Remaining: 1

Complete Guide to Surf Fitness Book

$18

For in-class & on the beach surfing lessons with students/Curriculum & Lesson Planning


Gifted: 0 | Remaining: 1

O'Neill Women Rashguards

$30

For participants to wear in the pool during swim lessons (Variety of colors/sizes)


Gifted: 0 | Remaining: 10

Roxy Women's Boardshorts

$25

For CSP women participants on pool days (Variety of colors/sizes)


Gifted: 0 | Remaining: 7

LIfeguard Rescue Buoy

$65

For safety/first aid on beach to have in one vehicle


Gifted: 0 | Remaining: 1

Lifeguarding Whistles

$9

For safety/first aid on beach and coaching swim lessons (5pack)


Gifted: 0 | Remaining: 1

Mens Board Shorts

$30

For CSP male participants on pool days (Variety of colors/sizes)


Gifted: 0 | Remaining: 7

Beach Towels

$27.99

Microfiber beach towels better for surfing lessons and pool lessons


Gifted: 0 | Remaining: 10

Mindfulness & Surfing Book

$13

For in-class surfing lessons with students/Curriculum & Lesson Planning


Gifted: 0 | Remaining: 1

Saltwater Buddha Book

$15

For in-class surfing lessons with students/Curriculum & Lesson Planning


Gifted: 0 | Remaining: 1

Surf Craft Book

$27

For in-class surfing lessons with students/Curriculum & Lesson Planning


Gifted: 0 | Remaining: 1

O'Neill Men Rashguards

$30

For participants to wear in the pool during swim lessons (Variety of colors/sizes)


Gifted: 0 | Remaining: 10

Swim Caps

$10

Swim caps for use in the pool


Gifted: 0 | Remaining: 10

Critical Surf Studies Reader Book

$26

For in-class surfing lessons with students/Curriculum & Lesson Planning


Gifted: 0 | Remaining: 1

O'Neill Women Rashguards

$20

For female surf instructors to wear at the beach (White)


Gifted: 0 | Remaining: 10

Lifeguard Rescue Tube

$35

For safety/first aid on beach to have in one vehicle


Gifted: 0 | Remaining: 1

O'Neill Men Rashguards

$30

For male surf instructors to wear at the beach (White)


Gifted: 0 | Remaining: 10

Swim Duffel Bag

$30

For swim classes and beach to separate wet stuff from dry suits (Large size)


Gifted: 0 | Remaining: 4

Surf Ponchos

$25

Full body towel coverage for changing into wetsuits


Gifted: 0 | Remaining: 10

Surfing with Sartre Book

$14

For in-class surfing lessons with students/Curriculum & Lesson Planning


Gifted: 0 | Remaining: 1

Surf Ponchos (Organic Cotton)

$49

Full body towel coverage for changing into wetsuits


Gifted: 0 | Remaining: 5

Popup Changing Pod

$33

For changing at the beach


Gifted: 0 | Remaining: 4

Project Budgets

Our project teams have worked hard to give the best estimates possible, but budgets and prices of items can fluctuate. Should something change, your monetary donation will be used for another aspect of this project.

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Meals Expense

Healthy snacks to our youth after the surf sessions


Gifted: $6 | Remaining: $3,994

Insurance Expense

Surf lessons can present a high risk


Gifted: $0 | Remaining: $13,000

Rental Space - City Surf Project HQ

New CSP HQ to support larger programs and more youths


Gifted: $0 | Remaining: $75,000