On Montauk

By |2021-02-17T11:54:54-08:00May 28th, 2020|Press|

Hangin' Ten With AWOW by Dave Davis Here in Montauk, the ocean attracts countless visitors to its shores each year for a variety of pleasures: world-class fishing, pristine beaches, and an abundance of outdoor activities. Yet for one group of dedicated people involved with A Walk on Water (AWOW), the rolling surf is the ultimate natural resource, possessing transformative, therapeutic

The New York Times

By |2021-02-17T11:54:54-08:00March 20th, 2020|Press|

Catching Waves for Well-Being Surf therapy programs often focus on children with autism or anxiety, or groups like veterans or cancer survivors. Agatha Wallen’s son, Mason, has autism, and when he was 7, she heard about an initiative in San Diego aimed at children with special needs. It involved an unlikely tool: a surf board. She wasn’t sure how it

The Independent

By |2021-02-17T11:54:54-08:00September 10th, 2019|Press|

A Walk on Water Friday and Saturday were the days to celebrate locally the generosity and dedication of the folks from A Walk on Water, AWOW, as they headed to the East End from Venice, CA, for the fifth annual AWOW Montauk surf therapy doubleheader event. Besides fundraising, cocktails, and silent auctions at Children’s Museum of the East End and

Sun News

By |2021-02-17T12:01:36-08:00July 11th, 2019|Press|

https://youtu.be/1bHPAT0fEoM A Walk on Water – Providing Surf Therapy Findings have suggested that immersing yourself in natural water in the open air is particularly good for positive mental wellbeing. For the past 7 years, A Walk on Water, out of Ventura, CA, has worked closely with local communities, businesses, volunteers, and watermen — brought together in service of a shared

Fox 11 News Los Angeles

By |2021-02-17T12:05:44-08:00July 11th, 2019|Press|

Surf Therapy: Blind 12-year-old and dog battling cancer learn to surf with help from unique friends VENTURA, Calif. (FOX 11) - Alexa Cenepa is a great surfer at 12 years old. That’s pretty remarkable on its own. But what makes her story truly remarkable? Alexa is blind. She describes surfing this way to FOX 11’s Elex Michaelson: “It feels like

Star News Group

By |2021-02-17T11:54:54-08:00June 19th, 2019|Press|

A Walk on Water for children with special needs SPRING LAKE — A Walk On Water [AWOW], a nonprofit organization that provides surf therapy to children with special needs, was welcomed back to Spring Lake for its second year for a day out on the beach for local families. This year, AWOW was able to create a day to remember

Modern Luxury

By |2021-02-17T11:54:54-08:00June 5th, 2019|Press|

The Party The Montauk Beach House hosted its fourth annual East Coast Surf Therapy event to support A Walk On Water, a nonprofit that provides surf therapy for kids with special needs and disabilities. To view the full article and photos, visit Modern Luxury.

Del Mar Times

By |2021-02-17T11:54:55-08:00November 24th, 2018|Press|

Surf Therapy Day A Walk on Water (AWOW) held "Surf Therapy Day" Nov. 17 at Cardiff Beach. Since launching in 2012, AWOW has welcomed over 1,000 families and provided "Surf Therapy" to over 2,000 children and adults in need, according to AWOW's website at awalkonwater.org. AWOW's mission is to "reach every child in need, especially those who have never had

The Virginian-Pilot

By |2021-02-17T11:54:55-08:00November 24th, 2018|Press|

In Sandbridge, children with special needs get "surf therapy" VIRGINIA BEACH Quinn's 10th birthday party was supposed to be Friday in Yorktown. He was excited to see all his friends and eat cake, said his mother, Denille Francis. But then Tropical Storm Michael blew through, causing power outages and downing trees, and they had to cancel, Francis said. Instead Quinn's


By |2021-02-17T11:54:55-08:00September 4th, 2018|Press|

INTERVIEW: A Walk On Water Executive Director Sean Swentek On Surf Therapy In Montauk And More A Walk On Water (AWOW) is making its way to the East Coast for the fourth year in a row to empower children with special needs or disability by showing them the transformative properties of the sea. We caught up with AWOW Executive Director

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