As a means to introduce surfing to America's psychologically and physically wounded veterans, Verizon and Operation Amped recently put together a memorable session at San Onofre. Vets from all branches of the service and their instructors were greeted with a playful swell and a day that none would soon forget.

Operation Amped was the recipient of the Agent of Change award at the 2011 Surfer Poll. Special thanks to Verizon Wireless, Oakley and GoPro for their participation in the event as well.