Ron Jon Surf Shop and Special Olympics Florida Continue the First Ever Surf Program as Special Olympics Athletes Take to the Waves
What began in the summer of 2010 as a trial surf program within Brevard County quickly grew to encompass counties all around the state of Florida, bringing the gift of surfing to the delight of many Special Olympics athletes. It all started when Ron Jon Surf Shop, through its affiliated Ron Jon Surf School, partnered with Special Olympics Florida to bring surf instruction as well as the culture and lifestyle of surfing to a group of Special Olympics athletes. Surf training begins in the summer and culminates with the Florida state competition in Cocoa Beach. The stand up paddleboarding program was added in 2014.
In 2022, the Special Olympics USA Games were in Orlando, and surfing was featured as a sport for the first time. Ron Jon Surf Shop and Surfing's Evolution & Preservation Foundation were proud sponsors of this event. Check out the recap video!
Please contact Special Olympics Florida at www.SOFL.org or 352-243-9536 for information on training dates and locations, how to register an athlete or general information on the SOFL surfing program.