• Friday, August 11th - Saturday, August 12th

Surfing For Autism is an Autism Spectrum Disorder awareness event that uses the beauty of the Outer Banks to provide children with an amazing experience and an opportunity to ride the waves. Held along the sunny beaches adjacent to Jennette’s Pier in Nags Head, this annual event gives kids a chance to shine while embarking on a surfing adventure that they will never forget.

The two-day event kicks off on Friday evening with dinner and mingling with other surfers, kids, family members and parents. A fishing lesson will also be given to siblings of the child with autism, and after the dinner, the kids will head to the sand to get a little surfing practice. On the following day, individuals with autism will go surfing with a skilled therapist or teacher and at least two surfing guides. After a full morning of cruising through the waves, the event ends with lunch for all parents and family members, volunteers, and the new surfers themselves. A unique event that brings a new skill to children with autism, this special surf session has become a beloved tradition on the Outer Banks, and is a fantastic opportunity for everyone to discover a love of riding the OBX waves.