Surfing Blind: Learn to Surf LA with The Braille Institute - DC News FOX 5 DC WTTG

Surfing Blind: Learn to Surf LA with The Braille Institute

Posted: Updated:
Manhattan Beach, CA - (FOX 11) Surfers infested the waters to get a jump start on the long holiday weekend but it was a special day at the beach for blind kids who also wanted to catch a wave.

The Braille Institute joined forces with Learn to Surf LA to teach visually impaired kids how to surf.

Bob Amendola runs the surf school and says, "it's all about using touch and getting the kids to feel their way in the water and on the board. The instructors are behind them and call out what to do. It's a great day and a great event. To see their smiles and to see them in the water having fun is so worth it."

This is the fourth year the event is taking place on Manhattan Beach and they will continue to offer this special camp to challenge and encourage blind kids to tackle any wave that comes their way.



LOCATION: Tower 45 right out front of the parking lot - 45th st El Porto,
North Manhattan Beach, CA 

Check out the official website for Learn To Surf LA.

'Like' Learn To Surf LA's Official Facebook page.
  • Good Day LA FeaturesGood Day LA FeaturesMore>>

  • Samantha Barnes: French Crepes

    Samantha Barnes: French Crepes

    Thursday, July 24 2014 2:28 PM EDT2014-07-24 18:28:38 GMT
    [VIEW PHOTO GALLERY] This is an excellent idea for getting your kids to help and learn in the kitchen... Samantha Barnes is here. She started raddish.com, a monthly subscription box with a culinary theme, and July is French! So we're making French food!
    [VIEW PHOTO GALLERY] This is an excellent idea for getting your kids to help and learn in the kitchen... Samantha Barnes is here. She started raddish.com, a monthly subscription box with a culinary theme, and July is French! So we're making French food!
  • Mar Yvette's Weekend Roundup

    Weekend Roundup: Autry's Day of the Cowboy & Tony Little

    Weekend Roundup: Autry's Day of the Cowboy & Tony Little

    [VIEW PHOTO GALLERY] FOX 11's food and fun expert Mar Yvette searches the Los Angeles area for some of the best places to eat, drink, shop and have a great time.
    [VIEW PHOTO GALLERY] FOX 11's food and fun expert Mar Yvette searches the Los Angeles area for some of the best places to eat, drink, shop and have a great time.
  • Sadie Murray: Travel Fun For Everyone

    Sadie Murray: Travel Fun For Everyone

    Thursday, July 24 2014 12:08 PM EDT2014-07-24 16:08:44 GMT
    [VIEW PHOTO GALLERY] Lifestyle expert and blogger Sadie Murray has got the hottest accessories and gadgets for everyone in the family for your next trip.
    [VIEW PHOTO GALLERY] Lifestyle expert and blogger Sadie Murray has got the hottest accessories and gadgets for everyone in the family for your next trip.
Powered by WorldNow

WTTG FOX 5 & myfoxdc
5151 Wisconsin Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20016
Main Number: (202) 244-5151
Newsroom: (202) 895-3000
fox5tips@wttg.com

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices