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Everybody’s Gone Surfin’, Surfin’ U.S.A.

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What better way to officially end summer than with celebrating California Surfing Day? In honor of California Surfing Day, the Dana Point Surf Club and the City of Dana Point will spend the day in the surf at Doheny State Beach with kids from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Capistrano Valley.

On Monday, September 23rd, the Dana Point Trolley will pick up students, ages 10 to 16, from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Capistrano Valley location in San Juan Capistrano.  The trolley will take the kids to the beach to experience an afternoon of riding the waves with volunteer surf instructors from the Dana Point Surf Club. This is the second time that the Surf Club has put together this volunteer event as a way to celebrate California Surfing Day, held on September 20.

The Dana Point Surf Club will provide approximately 30 volunteer professional-class surfers and instructors, as well as certified Orange County lifeguards, who are all members of the club, to provide safe instruction and guidance to the boys and girls.

The Dana Point Surf Club is a member of the West Coast Board Riders Club. Started in 2016, the club now numbers almost 500 members. The volunteers will also gain community service credit.

Special thanks go to Girl In the Curl, O’Neill, Killer Dana Surf Shop, Dana Point Harbor Partners and Westwind Sailing who are supporting the event.

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Capistrano Valley is a world-class after-school non-profit offering quality programs in academic success and healthy lifestyles while building good character and leadership skills in its members.

To see behind the scenes snapshots of this radical afternoon follow along on Instagram @cityofdanapoint for stories and live-action updates of kids catching waves.