Buddy-up Mentors are often veterans, but can be adults or children, military or civilian, able-bodied or disabled. They are matched one-on-one with new participants for a day of surfing and/or land based activities.
They share their knowledge, experience and skills while cultivating a relationship that is fun and rewarding to both themselves and the participant.
They are typically individuals that Ricochet has surfed with, or worked with previously. But, can also be newcomers who are inspired by the program and want to volunteer.
In addition, veterans have the opportunity to continue their life of service, and find new purpose through this program.