Surfing with Smiles gives those with special needs and abilities the chance
to learn to surf for free!
What is Surfing with Smiles?
SWS is an event that radiates positivity and helps build confidence and
sense of reward for everyone involved. It’s not just about surfing—it’s
about enjoying the beach, playing in the water, or staying dry on land and
playing beach games. The events are held each summer in North Hampton, NH at “The Wall.”
Our mission is to enhance the lives of our surfers and volunteers – if only for one day – by creating a positive and fun environment that builds confidence, gives a sense of reward to all participants, and creates life-long friendships.
How We Started
Lindsey and Taylor created Surfing with Smiles when their passion
for surfing went beyond themselves. When they were teens they
realized the power of helping others and saw an opportunity.
Thanks to our amazing volunteers, Cinnamon Rainbows, and our dedicated
surfers, Surfing With Smiles has had eight successful summers so far. When
we started out we could have never predicted our events would grow from 15
people the first year to more than 100 people just a few years later. We
are so grateful for all of the donations, support, and positive energy our
friends, family, and fans have shown us!