July 1st, 2014 (Malibu, CA) - Some of the best surfers from around the world competed this weekend at Historical 1st Point, Surfrider Beach Malibu in a shortboard invitational event on June 27th, 28th, & 29th, 2014 to benefit THERAsurf. THERAsurf is an organization that focuses on taking kids with special needs surfing as a form of healing and therapy.
The 8th Annual Malibu Invitational featured professional surfers, Malibu Legends and Masters, and THERAsurf Free Surfs each day of the event. Some of the surfers in attendance were Sunny Garcia, Matt Archbold, Timmy Curran, Dylan Goodale, Balaram Stack, Nate Yeomans, Nathaniel Curran, Nick Rozsa, Matt Pagan, Billy Hopkins, Adam Lambert, Jake Davis, Andrew Jacobson, Strider Wasilewski, Allen Sarlo, Tom Daniels, Evan Caples, Scott Lewis, and Donny Wilson to name a few. This weekend The Malibu Invitational raised over $25,000 for THERAsurf, and all across the board was a complete success.
8th Annual Malibu Invitational Results:
Legends (40 – 58) :
Masters (58+) :
Hosted by Val Surf, Freedom Artists, House BEER, Audi, Vans, Sicky Eyewear, and Duke’s Malibu.
Sponsored by Quiksilver, Matix, Burton, Volcom, Nixon, O’Neill, Hurley, RVCA, Skullcandy, Rockstar, Dragon, Banzai Bowls, Sector 9, Karma Tequila, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Rusty, Ola’s Surf Grill, Tony T’s Pizza, Famous, Channel Islands Surfboards, Fiji Water, Justin Vineyards, Billabong, Surfline, Vestal, Landmark Vineyards, Casa Escobar, Rip Curl, Carver, Ransenberg Financial and Insurance Services, Neff, Tri Blend Media Productions, and The Culmination Project.
THERAsurf is a diverse collective of parents, professionals and members of the surf community committed to the belief that there is healing energy in the power of the ocean. Our goal is to provide children with special needs the opportunity to benefit from that positive energy by safely getting them into the water and up on waves. We help children and their families access the stoke of surf culture and aspire to create a can-do environment in a world full of limitations.
We embrace the notion that surfing is therapy and believe in its transformational power and ability to instill courage and confidence. Witness a child who cannot walk bombing down the face of a head-high wave, and learn what it means to be inspired. We honor the life-altering effects of these experiences and the unforgettable memories they provide for kids and their families.
We hold that all children are equal, regardless of race, religion, or ability, yet respect their individual needs and differences. We recognize that we are their advocates, especially those with severe challenges, and welcome their families and friends as part of our community. Through advocacy, there is hope: Hope for living. Hope for dreaming.
THERAsurf – Therapy Healing Equality Respect Advocacy ~ Surf.
*Please visit themalibuinvitational.com for more information and the 2014 Malibu Invitational Results, Videos, and Photo’s. To make a donation to THERAsurf please visit http://www.therasurf.org.