Wildwood – Stoke is an indescribable feeling only experienced when surfing or in the water – a mixture of excitement and the purest of happiness, most surfers would compare it to utter bliss. Kona Surf Company is honored to continue to bring Stoke to our disabled veterans, by again, providing equipment and manpower to support the 4th Annual Charlie Butler Memorial “Storm the Surf” in Wildwood, NJ. For the 2nd year in a row, since they moved the event to Wildwood, on August 18, 2018, Kona Surf Company, Wildwood First Responders, and the Surftopia made surfing a reality for disabled U.S. Military Veterans on the Wildwood Beach at Burke Avenue.
Open to all current and past military and their families, this event provides a variety of beach activities, including adaptive surfing, kayaking, paddle-boarding, and other ocean sports geared towards inspiring Stoke, and helping our United States Military Veterans cope with the physical & emotional challenges that they face in everyday life. This event is also open to non-military who are physically and emotionally challenged adults and children.
“We are very grateful to be able to provide the necessities and equipment to host this event in such a safe environment, such as Wildwood’s Surfing Beach, with the help of highly qualified first emergency responders and volunteers,” said Kona Surf Company Partner and Owner, Chris Sciarra. “I speak for all of Kona Surf Company in saying how much we appreciate the hard work that George Rague and the entire Charlie Butler Memorial staff has done to bring surfing to a reality for these U.S. Military Disabled Veterans, and we are a proud sponsor and partner now and for years to come,” said Sciarra.
-written by Ron Simone