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Blind surfers to catch waves during annual event

On Sunday, Sept. 20, a surfing event for the blind and sight impaired will be held at South Carlsbad State Beach in Carlsbad (also known as Ponto Beach) from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. San Diego’s visually impaired will once again have the opportunity to experience our famous shorelines from a surfer’s point of view. Blind and sight impaired, participants are given instruction, and assisted in the water by local surfing instructors as they challenge themselves to balance atop surfboards.

The Encinitas Lions Club in partnership with the Swami’s Surfing Association will donate their time and expertise by offering surfing instruction to members from blind centers throughout Southern California. The Lions will serve a BBQ lunch, sponsored by Hansen’s Surf Shop, to over 150 participants. For more information, email ramangini@cox.net.


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