Hundreds of visitors and local residents flocked to Folly Beach last Wednesday, August 20th, between the Folly Beach Pier and Tides Hotel to witness the inspiring cause known as Surfers Healing, a non-profit organization that teaches children with autism how to surf.

Folly Beach was one of fourteen locations chosen for the event, along with other notable coastal cities such as San Diego, Ocean City, Montauk, parts of Hawaii, and many more.

Surfers Healing 2014 Folly Beach, SC

Surfers Healing 2014 Folly Beach, SC

For those that have not had the privilege of attending one of these events, Surfers Healing is a day-long camp that gives tons of lucky children the chance to learn to surf with some of the best pro surfers in the United States.

Surfers Healing was first inspired by Isreal (“Izzy”) and Danielle Paskowitz, whose son was diagnosed with autism at the age of three.

“People seem to have a lot of preconceived ideas about what kids with autism can or can’t do….Surfers Healing has spent the last fifteen years taking children with autism surfing. Our goal is to help foster the understanding and acceptance of autism.” (Surfer’s Healing – Our Mission)

To find out more about Surfers Healing Camp dates or how to sign up, visit

Surfers Healing Surf Crew Folly Beach, SC

The Surfers Healing surf crew winds down after a long day on Folly Beach.