International Surfing Day: South Padre Island

by Tamera Bennett

Saturday, June 20, is International Surfing Day.  Click this link to see what beaches/organizations are participating in your area.

Join the folks on South Padre Island for free surf lessons for kids. This is the Surfrider Foundation South Texas Chapter’s 3rd Annual Free Children’s Surf Clinic.  There are two clinics for kids ages 4-14.  Morning is 8:30 to 11 and afternoon is 12:30 to 3.  Space is limited so first come first served.  

Click here for pictures from last year’s event.  Click here for  video from 2007.

Update June 17, 2009: The SPIsland Breeze reports to day the surf clinics are full with pre-registrations.

But not to worry, said Christiana Dijkman, associate director of Surfrider Foundation South Texas Chapter. “There are lots of other activities kids can be involved in,” she said. “If you’re interested in surfing come out anyway.”

To put a child on the waiting list call event coordinator Rob Nixon at 956-433-1472 and let him know how to contact you if there are registrants who fail to appear.

“But registered or not, come on out anyway,” Dijkman said. “We’re a pretty soft-hearted bunch and we’ll do anything we can to include you in the fun.”

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