Autism Surfs

Celebrating 12 Years of

Love, Courage & Stoke

Autism Surfs is for all of us — the child that wants to experience a connection with the ocean, the parent that needs a break, the family that wants a beach day.

2024 Schedule

From June to October, we surf at the Navarre Beach Marine Park, first pavilion.

No pre-registration required. Sign up at the beach. Surfboards and volunteer instructors will be provided.

Navarre Beach Marine Park
  • June 1
  • July 6
  • August 3
  • September 14
  • October 5

If you value this volunteer organization we encourage you to make a donation using the paypal button at the top of this page. 

Visit our facebook page for the most up to date information on events. Updates related to weather delays or cancellations will not be made on this website.

Upcoming Events

Ben's Beach Bash

Ben's Beach Bash
September 2023
Exact Date TBD

Join us for the 9th Annual Ben’s Beach Bash at Navarre Beach Marine Park. 

Special Olympics Florida

Sunday Surf Practice

Join the Special Olympics each Sunday when the weather is nice and the waves are up. Similar to Autism Surfs, they keep the stoke rolling with volunteer instructors and surfboards.

Eastern Surfing Association

ESA Surf Contests

The Eastern Surfing Association North Gulf Florida chapter offers competitive surfing for all ages.
Learn About ESA NGFL
Join the ESA

Frequently Asked Questions

No. It is completely free. 

No. From the very young to the young at heart, we welcome all ages.

You are certainly welcome to bring a board. But you do not need one. We offer a variety of soft-top surfboards for all to use. 

Pack anything you would need to go to the beach: sunscreen, towel, water and a snack. We recommend a rashguard (stretchy nylon sun shirt). If you’re just hanging out, bring a beach chair, umbrella, and your phone or camera to take photos and video to share on social media. 

Expert surf instructors are available. The average number of years our instructors have been surfing is 30 years. 

Safety is our main concern. If the conditions are too dangerous we will not go in the water. Updates about the conditions or weather can be found on our facebook page. All activities while at the beach are done at your own risk. 

Yes and no. The best way not to drown is to learn how to swim. We do not offer swimming lessons. However, if you don’t know how to swim, we recommend buying a personal floatation device or “life jacket”. 

No. You are certainly welcome to be a part of the experience. In fact we encourage it. But you are not required to get in the water. Our instructors are perfectly happy working with your child to get them comfortable in the water and on a surfboard.