Special needs children learn to surf in Cayucos

Posted at 2:40 PM, Jul 26, 2018

A surf school is giving local special needs children the chance to catch some waves.

Thursday was the final day of a three-day surf camp in Cayucos hosted by Indo Jax Surf Charities.

During the camp, kids got

to ride some waves while working on their confidence and boosting their self-esteem.

Lisa Graystone’s son, Blake, who has Down syndrome was among the surf camp participants.

"Society overall wants to label our kids and see them just for their disability alone. This surf camp has given them opportunity. Every person here sees Blake for his abilities and then they build on that," Graystone said.

Indo Jax Surf Charities is based in Wilmington, North Carolina and a team of trained instructors traveled to the Central Coast to host the camp.

The charity has held similar camps in countries around the world.