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TFH1’s mission is to create a rally point (sanctuary) and support community for Active Military, Veterans, First Responders and their families, united by a shared commitment
to address mental health and foster emotional healing through water-based
activities.  #WaterSavesLives

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Our Water Sports Programs have the power to save lives.

In recognition of Suicide Prevention Awareness, reach out to a friend ⁠in need and share your love for them. Let’s end the stigma.

➡️ Suicide Awareness Resources For Veterans Available 24/7: ⁠ Dial 988 then Press 1, chat live, or text 838255.

#WaterSavesLives

Our Programs
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Surfing
(Surf Squad)

1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month

  • Rain, Snow or Shine we will be there

  • Come hang and talk story

  • We provide boards, instruction or someone to talk too

Surfboard Shaping
(Grant Program)

Teaching a Therapeutic Skill

  • We provide the material and coordinate with local shapers to work shoulder to shoulder in designing and shaping the board with our selected members. 

  • They can then use our donor funded shaping bay whenever they want.

Hawaiian Outrigger Paddling
(Paddle Platoon)

An Amazing Team Sport

  • This sport is a full body workout which can help cardiovascular fitness and endurance as a team or individual. You can join the competitive and/or recreational team an use it as a stress reliever.

  • This activity is amazing as a team building and confidence booster for our members.

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What Your Donation Will Fund:

Surf and Paddle Programs

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Coaching and Lessons for Veterans and First Responders

​Equipment: Surf Boards, Leashes + Fins, Wetsuits, Canoes, etc.

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Over 200 People Impacted

Help us reach our next goal:

500 PEOPLE IMPACTED BY TFH1

JOIN OUR NEXT EVENT:
Vilano Walkover Surf Meetup
Vilano Walkover Surf Meetup
Multiple Dates
When
Jul 06, 2024, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT
Where
North Beach Park aka The Walkovers,
3721 Coastal Hwy, St. Augustine, FL 32084, USA

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The term “blue mind” describes the mildly meditative state we fall into when near, in, on or under water. It’s the antidote to what we refer to as “red mind,” which is the anxious, over-connected and over-stimulated state that defines the new normal of modern life. Research has proven that spending time near the water is essential to achieving an elevated and sustained happiness.



Research has shown that being near, in, on or under water can provide a long list of benefits for our mind and body, including lowering stress and anxiety, increasing an overall sense of well-being and happiness,...

- Wallace J Nichols, Marine biologist and blue mind researcher

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In The News...

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May 31, 2022

Ricky speaks of the what and the why TFH1 was founded.  

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April 29th, 2024

Each week on “5 Minute Salute” our host Chris Budihas talks to veterans making a difference in their communities.

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June 15th, 2024

Join us on “Buzz on Veterans” where our hosts, Steve Strum and Chris Budihas, highlight the stories of veterans in our community.

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Ray Reeves

TFH1 has literally saved my life. Can’t for the life of me think of one thing that would improve this organization (it’s really a family). Welcoming you right where you are, to make sure you know you’re Ohana!

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