The thousands of surfing spectators are gone and our pro surfers are now headed to Teahupoo now that the US Open has crowned Australia’s Julian Wilson and USA’s Lakey Peterson winners this past weekend in Huntington Beach, CA.
Now it’s time to give some focus on the East Coast.
Stoked Mentoring, a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, is using the formerly taboo sports of snowboarding, surfing, and skating to teach inner city kids valuable life skills. Stoked’s mission is to promote personal development, academic achievement, and healthy living to under-served youth through action sports culture. Since their inception in 2005, 2,100 youth have been served. Their mission is to empower all youth with the tools and resources to succeed in the future.
This Saturday, August 11th from 10am – 2pm, Stoked will be throwing a summer beach party at Rockaway Beach (69th Street) with yoga, surf lessons, surf demos, a ping pong tournament and of course food. It’s a great event to showcase how Stoked changes youths’ lives through surfing!
To purchase tickets and information, go to www.stoked.org/stokedbeachpartyny. Proceeds will help Stoked Mentoring and their partnerships with a vast array of public schools and other non-profit organizations.