Discussion in 'Surfing' started by deemce, Nov 4, 2019.

  1. deemce

    deemce Well-Known Member

    May 18, 2010
    USA Pennsylvania

    An inspirational story of how one person (and this sport) can impact a life.
    Griffy, SeniorGrom, zippy and 7 others like this.
  2. T-Bone

    T-Bone Active Member

    Awesome story! Thanks for sharing it!
  3. Dawnpatrol

    Dawnpatrol Well-Known Member

    May 7, 2006
    A truly inspiring story that reinforces why surfing is such a gift. Thank you deemce for sharing. That story made my day
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  4. walkingtheplank

    walkingtheplank Active Member

    Aug 2, 2004
    wherever i am
    great story & vid - thx for sharing
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  5. Macilious

    Macilious Active Member

    Jun 15, 2010
    Damn man! Now I'm sitting at work crying like a baby...
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  6. Poseidon

    Poseidon Active Member

    Jan 12, 2018
    North County
    Makes me proud to be a surfer. I also grew up in the hood and surfing has saved me in many ways.
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  7. Flip756

    Flip756 Active Member

    Mar 4, 2016
    USA North Carolina
    Boss just waked into my office and asked why I looked like I was crying before 9:30am, "work's not that bad"...
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  8. Driftwood

    Driftwood Well-Known Member

    Dec 2, 2014
    Thank you for posting this. Such an inspiring tale.

    I did my student teaching at a middle school on 61rst and Skyline in San Diego - not exactly South Central but we had a lot of problems with gangs and drugs, etc., that very much resemble this scenario. I organized a beach trip for my 7th graders and for maybe a third of the class, it was the first time they'd seen the ocean. 14 miles and about a million years to Ocean Beach.

    Then they really tripped when we went open-air camping in Anza Borrego...
    DanSan, hankster, glider_boy and 2 others like this.
  9. Artz

    Artz Well-Known Member

    Nov 22, 2018
    A while back I read about an origination in South Africa that was took kids from the townships and thought them to surf. They also helped them with their school work. You had to keep good grades in order to use the Boards and wetsuits and get lesions.
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