Wave Warriors help in the water, carry boards, provide water transfer, ensure safety, etc. A good position if you love being in the ocean and sharing the stoke! Adults and children can be wave warriors, civilian or military, disabled or able bodied. The responsibility of helping a disabled surfer is very empowering to a child. Some kids have the responsibility of making sure Ricochet is okay. They take that job very seriously! There is always an adult supervising the children.
Wave warriors are made up of our expert water team. They have extensive experience helping adaptive surfers in the water. In addition, they have a wealth of knowledge on all types of disabilities. Safety is our main priority. The type of disability dictates how many water helpers are needed. For a person who is quadriplegic, we need about six people to handle the board and rider on the wave out. There are also a number of people staggered from where the board is pitched to the shore in case of a wipe out. That ensures there is always someone nearby in case of a wipe-out.
We always encourage active duty service members and veterans to help in the water. Their background and experience, coupled with their strength come in handy when transferring an individual from the beach wheelchair to the board.
Register to be a wave warrior
If you'd like to join us as a Wave Warrior, or are interested in other activities, or you'd like to surf with Ricochet, please complete this registration form.
Volunteer with us
In addition to our veteran and special needs volunteers, we are always looking for water men and women, photographers, videographers, cheerleaders and friends! Just visit our volunteer opportunities page. We have opportunities both locally and globally, so it doesn't matter where you live... you can still get on board!