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Santa Cruz, California

Oncology | Surfing

Ride the world-famous waves of Santa Cruz, California on this week-long surfing adventure with your First Descents community! With a coastline that is part marine sanctuary, Santa Cruz offers sunny beach days and pristine wilderness that is perfect for catching waves with the incredible guides at Richard Schmidt Surf School. The lodging, nestled next to acres of redwood forest, will be the perfect place to rest your muscles and refuel with delicious home made food by our First Descents chefs!

There will be three separate weeks of Oncology Santa Cruz Surfing programs in 2022.

Registration opens in early 2022. The First Descents community will be notified via email. To join the FD community and receive updates when programs are open for registration, sign up here!

WHERE: Santa Cruz, CA

WHAT: Surfing

WHEN: September 3 – 8, 2022 | September 10 – 15, 2022 | September 20 – 25, 2022

COST: Free!

FOOD: Professional chef-prepared meals

AIRPORT: San Jose, CA (SJC)

TRAVEL: Participants are responsible for getting to/from the program. Travel scholarships are available through the registration form.

HEALTH & SAFETY: All Participants are required to fill out a registration form. FD will select participants based on available space on the program. Once selected, participants will be required to get a medical form from their Doctor. COVID-19 Vaccinations are required, with medical exemptions accepted. Read more here.

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