Special Needs Surfing Clinics for RGV Youth

Research shows that children with physical or mental disabilities benefit from surfing by; encouraging focus, spacial awareness, being confident and comfortable in the water, overcoming fear and understanding a sense of accomplishment.

We are committed to this outcome and the opportunity it provides to help change lives, create beautiful memories, and share the stoke of surfing. SPI Sessions offers FREE Surf Clinics to the Special Needs Youth of the Rio Grande Valley.

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For Upcoming Events:

Our 2nd Special Needs Surfing Clinic will be held Saturday, August 11, 2018. We are excited to provide this event for the Capable Kids Lower Valley Chapter. To register your child as a participant or to volunteer, please fill out according online form.

Capable Kids is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for children with disabilities and their families by enabling them to participate in various events and activities throughout the community, increase knowledge on topics for children with special needs, as well as advocate for improved accommodations in the community.

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F.A.Q.'S

Frequently Asked Questions

We realize you might have lots of questions for us about this exciting camp so we've tried to spell out some of the most frequented questions! Feel free to reach us by phone or email if you have any other important questions for us!

WHO can register ?

We are offering free surfing lessons to special needs children and youth adults from ages 4-25.  We have no limits on disabilities.

WHEN are the surfing clinics?

Summer 2018: 

July 14, 2018

August 11, 2018

Spring 2019: 

TBD

WHERE do the Surfing Clinics take place?
Our Surfing Clinics will take place at the SPI Sessions beach located behind the Aquarius Condominiums on South Padre Island. 2000 Gulf Blvd. South Padre Island, Texas 78597
HOW do I register for the Surfing Clinic ?

We have created an online Registration Form you will need to complete to register .  This also includes a waiver for your registration. Feel free to call us at 956-455-5238 if you have any questions.

WHAT is the schedule ?

8:00 am - Set-Up Crew Volunteers

8:30 am- Volunteer Meeting 

9:00 am Participant Check-In

9:30 am Surfing Rotation Begins

9:30 am- 12:00 pm Surfing Rotation

12:00 pm Award Presentation and Group Picture

12:00-1:0-pm Volunteer Break Down 

Can I come?

Of course! We are always happy to include parents, family and any and all support team! We hope you can help us out by taking time to give us a review on TripAdvisor, Google, Yelp or our Social Media platforms!

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Who Give Back

Our Special Needs Surfing Clinics partner with some amazing businesses and foundations to truly make it come together. Special thanks to our partners for contributing to the logistical needs of the event from equipment, water safety, awards, and production. Find out more about our partners by clicking on their logos:

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"It takes a Village"

YOUR contribution allows us to keep special needs events free for families, provide qualified volunteers, and host future events. In many cases, these families, children, and veterans, are under extreme financial pressure. It takes money, time, equipment, insurance, and permitting to make this happen. Our volunteer surf instructors are CPR/First Aid Certified and trained in open water safety. Most instructors have a brief background in working with a variety of special needs such as cerebral palsy, autism, blindness, cancer, spinal cord injuries, down syndrome, or other physical and developmental challenges. We invite you to join us by volunteering or donating to make these special experiences possible for a child and family who could really use a great day at the beach!

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Take a look at the incredible memories we've made...

In the summer of 2018, our first SPI Sessions Special Needs Surfing Clinic was held. A month later, the second in partnership with the Capable Kids Foundation. We look forward to growing our surfing clinic opportunities with many more non-profits and foundations in the RGV.

08.11.18 Capable Kids Foundation

In partnership with the Capable Kids Foundation LRGV Chapter, our 2nd Special Needs Surfing Clinic was made possible. We had over 50 participants, twice as many volunteers and lots of children that have never experienced surfing before.

07.15.18 1st Special Needs Surfing Clinic

Our first Special Needs Surfing Clinic was a great success. We had 30 registered participants and wonderful sponsors to help make the event move forward.