Ride a Wave "Live and Love it Up!"
Friday, May 18, 2012 7:30 PM PDT
Rio Theatre, Santa Cruz, CA
A documentary film tracing the history of Ride a Wave, premiers at 7:30 pm on Friday, May 18, 2012 at the Rio Theater, 1205 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz, California. Ride a Wave (RAW), is a nonprofit organization that hosts one-day surf camps for children with disabilities in Santa Cruz and Malibu, California. The screening of Ride a Wave – "Live and Love it Up", is a fundraiser for the RAW organization.
Watch kids whose lives are defined by impairments, such as cerebral palsy, autism, cancer, blindness, Down syndrome and other challenges, experience California’s surf in a whole new way. Since 1998, RAW has helped children break through barriers, to safely share the joy of boogie boarding, surfing, and kayaking. Dedicated volunteers and innovative surfing equipment specifically designed for RAW make it all possible. This all-volunteer organization depends on community support and donations to provide summer surf camps at no cost to the participants.
The film, Ride a Wave – "Live and Love it Up" shows the evolution of a small group of enthusiastic surfers who have become a highly organized, non-profit organization that provides a life-changing experience for the volunteers and participants. The film highlights several young people overcoming obstacles and catching waves with world-class surfers. The documentary film about Ride a Wave, showing at the Rio Theatre on May 18th, embraces the true Aloha Spirit of the California surf culture. Live and Love it Up!