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501-I South Reino Road Ste# 285
Newbury Park, CA, 91320
USA

805.991.AWOW

WHO ARE WE?

A Walk On Water is a family of watermen sharing the therapeutic powers of the ocean with those in need. AWOW's primary goal is providing relief to families of children with special needs. We are a humanitarian and environmentally conscious organization with an eye on sustainability.

 

WHAT DO WE DO?

AWOW provides water therapy through guided surf instruction or “surf therapy”.  Surfing's physical and repetitive nature produces a therapeutic effect and helps build self confidence.  Children experience the true stoke of surfing and a renewed sense of accomplishment as family and friends cheer them on from the beach.  Often shadowed by their special needs brother or sister siblings are also encouraged to participate.  Our surf events focus on both the athletes and their families, who are treated to a well-deserved day of relaxation and pampering.

www.awalkonwater.com

 

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2.23.17 | SAVE THE DATE! | MALIBU,CA

TICKETS WILL BE RELEASED SOON! STAY TUNED!

 

ARTWORK BY: THIAGO BIANCHINI

2.21.17 | A WALK ON WATER | CBS HIDDEN HEREOS 

 

HOPEFULLY YOU CAUGHT OUR NATIONAL TV DEBUT ON CBS' HIDDEN HEREOS PROGRAM, IN CASE YOU MISSED IT, WATCH IT BELOW!

 

 

10.14.16 | A WALK ON WATER | HUNTINGTON BEACH,CA

SURF CITY HERE WE COME!

NOVEMBER 12, 2016 | SPONSORED BY PAUL MITCHELL SYSTEMS, HOSTED BY: KATIN USA

SEE YOU OUT THERE!

9.15.16 |A WALK ON WATER | EVENT | VENTURA, CA

THE MOTION: JUSTIN MEHREN + CHRIS PAPELO EDIT: JUSTIN MEHREN | MUSIC: "YOU DON'T KNOW HOW LUCKY YOU ARE" - KEATON HENSON

9.12.16 | LUKE | MONTAUK, NY

THE MOMENT OF THE WEEKEND, CAPTURED BEAUTIFULLY BY JOEY MENSCH. ANGLEMAN SYNDROME MAY HAVE TAKEN HIS VOICE AND HIS STRIDE, BUT THAT SMILE TELLS YOU ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE GIFT OF SURF THERAPY.

9.9.16 | A WALK ON WATER | FUNDRAISER | MONTAUK, NY

PLEASE JOIN US SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10 FROM 6:30-9:30PM AT THE MONTAUK BEACH HOUSE FOR OUR 2ND ANNUAL FUNDRAISING EVENT!

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9.6.16 | A WALK ON WATER | MONTAUK, NY

MONTAUK HERE WE COME!

THE WEST COAST MEETS EAST COAST FOR OUR TWO DAY SURF THERAPY EVENT AT DITCH PLAINS IN MONTAUK, NEW YORK, ON SEPTEMBER 10 &11. SPONSORED BY PAUL MITCHELL SYSTEMS, IN HONOR OF THE SAX LEADER FOUNDATION.

CAN'T WAIT TO SEE YOU OUT THERE!

8.29.16 | A WALK ON WATER | FUNDRAISER | NOBLE FABRICATIONS | VENTURA, CA

5TH ANNUAL VENTURA NATIONALS RELIABLITY RUN | SEPTEMBER 4TH 2016 @ 11AM

37 W MCFARLANE DR. VENTURA,CA 93001

JP'S PEACE,LOVE & HAPPINESS FOUNDATION & PAUL MITCHELL® PRESENT:     A WALK ON WATER SURF THERAPY | OCEANSIDE, CA

NORTH JETTY, OCEANSIDE, CA | SAT. AUGUST 13, 2016 9:AM - 3:00PM

SPECIAL THANKS TO BRYAN AND LEANA TAYLOR AS WELL AS SURF RIDE SURF SHOP FOR HOSTING US!

7.15.16 | A WALK ON WATER | EVENT | MALIBU, CA

WHY SURFING? WHY DO WE DO WHAT WE DO? VENTURE IS COMING UP IN JUST A WEEK. THOUGHT IT WOULD BE ONLY RIGHT TO GET AWOW ATHLETES PUMPED UP FOR THE NEXT SURFING SESSION. SIT BACK, RELAX AND ENJOY THE JOURNEY. WE'LL BE BACK IN THE WATER SOON!

 

OCEANSIDE EVENT!

PLEASE NOTE DUE TO BEACH PERMITTING AND OTHER ACTIVITIES OUR OCEANSIDE EVENT HAS BEEN MOVED TO AUGUST 13, 2016. EMAILS ARE BEING SENT OUT TO FAMILIES THAT HAVE PREVIOUSLY SIGNED UP. FAMILIES THAT ARE ALREADY SIGNED UP FOR OCTOBER WILL RECEIVE PRIORITY SIGN UP FOR THE DATE CHANGE.

THANK YOU FOR UNDERSTANDING. SEE YOU IN THE WATER.

 

JP'S PEACE,LOVE & HAPPINESS FOUNDATION & PAUL MITCHELL® PRESENT:     A WALK ON WATER SURF THERAPY | VENTURA, CA

 C-STREET BEACH VENTURA, CA SAT. JULY 23,2016 9:AM - 3:00PM.

2016 AWOW VOLUNTEER SEASON KICKOFF | SANTA MONICA, CA

ATHLETES AND FAMILIES THAT HAVE SIGNED UP PREVIOUSLY FOR GENERAL EVENT SIGN UP WILL HAVE PRIORITY. CONFIRMATIONS WILL BE SENT OUT 2 WEEKS PRIOR TO THE EVENT.

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE!


4.23.16 | NEW ROADS SCHOOL + AWOW


4.07.16 | PLANT BLUE + AWOW

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Photo by Catherine Gregory

Photo by Catherine Gregory

WHO SAID SURFING AT A WALK ON WATER EVENTS IS JUST FOR KIDS?

Dear A Walk On Water,

We are so full of gratitude to you and everyone at A Walk On Water. Thank you for the experience that is truly healing for my family.  It's our first time to attend an AWOW event and we did not know what to expect from AWOW but every volunteer welcomed us and made our day a unique experience that we will cherish. From the moment our van pulled into the parking lot, the volunteers assisted us and catered to our every question. It was such a pleasure to meet Pat, Sean, and the many surf instructors who took my twins Christian and Christopher out for some surf therapy. Smiles are plastered on my face (and my family) as we watch our boys catch some waves. Somehow, I too (the mama bear of my twin cubs) managed to experience catching a few waves with Adam Knox. To be able to experience what my twins are experiencing, is enlightening. I agree that there is healing power in  surfing. Surfing is an activity that encourages people to clear their mind and learn how to experience nature. It embraces personal qualities that are important to everyday life, including patience, perseverance, strength, insight and most of all confidence and fun. I owe that enlightenment to AWOW. Many thanks for all that you do. 

Warmly,

Nadine, Charles, Christian & Christopher

p.s. 

No words cannot express how grateful we are for smiles and the experience they gave my twins. A therapeutic experience that beats all the therapies they do 7 days a week. Many thanks to Adam Knox for giving me that chemical cocktail of a surf stoke.  We look forward to many more waves to catch in the future!


INTERESTED IN SPONSORING AN AWOW SURF THERAPY EVENT OR ASSISTING IN FUNDRAISING EFFORTS?  EMAIL INFO@AWALKONWATER.COM