Chapter sessions are smaller events held two Saturdays a month from May-September in Jensen Beach and Fort Pierce. There are 15 participants in each 45 minute session. Chapter sessions are much less crowded and quieter than Festivals. Participants are registered and committed to BOTH Saturdays of the month, not just one day.
Festivals are large ALL DAY event. They run from 8AM-4PM. There are 200 participants and surfers alternate groups throughout the event. There is music, raffles, we provide lunch, and there are vendors and exhibitors set up on the beach. Festivals are a beach bash, held one day only in different locations in Florida.
No. Because the numbers are kept small, you can only register for one session.
Yes. You can register for as many months as you would like. Just not both session times.
No. When you register for Chapter Sessions, you are committing to BOTH Saturdays. Because of the small numbers, we generally have a waitlist for these sessions. If you can't be at both Saturdays, your registration will be canceled and the next person on the list will be notified. Please DO NOT register for Chapters if you can not be at both Saturdays.
Check-in is at 8:00. Participants should be at the beach at 8:00, at that time you will be provided your group's wristband and surfing starts at 9:00. At that point if there are spots left open from no-shows or cancellations we will fill them with anyone waiting on Stand-by. The event is ALL DAY, it is not broken up into times.
No. All registration information must be put in through Eventbrite. We have a waitlist for chapter sessions. If you have to cancel, your spot is given to the person at the top of the waitlist.
We do not have a waitlist for Festivals, however if there is a cancelation we will announce open spots, so that participants are registered correctly.
No. While we definitely encourage as many friends and family to be there to cheer our surfers on, participation is only for those with ASD, developmental delays or disabilities. If family members are 14 or older and would like to volunteer, they are more than welcome.
Anyone age 14+ can volunteer. You do not need to be an experienced surfer.
We prefer that our volunteers are committed to the full day. We realize it can be long, but it is important that our participants have volunteers there all day to take them into the water. We split into groups in the morning and we try to keep them consistent through out the day. We don't want any surfers left on the beach without a volunteer.
Yes. Go to the registration tent toward the end of the event and we can provide a letter for you.
You only need to have the liability waiver notarized if you are under 18, and your parent or guardian will not be at the beach with you.