24th Annual Encinitas Lions Club Blind Surfing Event: Ponto Beach
The Encinitas Lions Club Blind Surfing Event is the Encinitas Lions Club signature cause during the year. It is held in partnership with Urban Surf 4Kids. Volunteers from the club as well as many sponsors from the community come together to put on a day of surfing for the blind and the sight impaired. Surfers are provided wet suits, surfboards and instruction, in the water by Certified Surfing Instructors as they challenge themselves to balance atop surfboards.
On September 8, 2019, the 24th annual and largest of its kind, Encinitas Lions Blind Surfing Event for the sight impaired will be held at South Ponto State Beach in Carlsbad from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Last year we hosted over 100 visually impaired and their families from San Diego, Los Angeles and Orange Counties. They will once again have the opportunity to experience our famous shorelines from a surfer’s point of view. Urban Surf 4Kids and Stella Maris Surf Association, with the support of our local certified surfers, will instruct and assist our blind and sight-impaired participants in the water and challenge them to balance atop surfboards.
Surfer Volunteers needed! Sign up to be a Volunteer - go to: http://www.urbansurf4kids.org/event/surf-with-the-blind-at-ponto-beach/
Blind Surfing Event In-Water Volunteers
Mandatory in water training day at South Ponto Beach (surfers who wish to volunteer) on Saturday Sept 7th from 10am-1pm.
**All in water instructors will need to attend this training
- Lions’ Clubs though out San Diego County will provide transportation for our guests to and from the beach.
- The Encinitas Lions Club will serve breakfast and a BBQ lunch, sponsored by McDonald’s, Tip Top Market and Hansen’s Surf Shop.
- Free commemorative T-Shirts will be distributed to all participants and volunteers.
Special thanks to all of the volunteers that make this event a special day!