Aloha Toronto will host legendary longboard surfer Izzy Paskowitz, big wave surfer Garrett McNamara and the original six Hawaiians that kick-started Surfers Healing over a decade ago.
The full day FREE event will include an elite, celebrity and leisure Stand Up Paddle (SUP) challenge, Surfers Healing Camp benefitting autism.
Just the other day i was watching the new'ish body surfing video by Kieth Malloy ,"come hell or high water" and about half way into it there is a section with Beau, a child with autism and his father. Beau tells the story of them going for a swim at Makapo beach, in Hawaii. The images that follow are so emotional, complete bliss. Bo is the most happy human i have ever seen when he is swimming in the waves. Blowing bubbles and looking at them while under water. Swimming under the waves with a huge smile, riding waves on his dad shoulders. The ocean and "water" in general has amazing healing properties both metal and fiscal. This event is great and a must attend if you are in the Toronto area.
Experience pure ‘Aloha’ at Woodbine Beach, Toronto!
AUGUST 24 – 26, 2012
For more info on the event go to ALOHA TORONTO
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