9-11Paddle Out & Stoking Saturday
16 Sept 23, 8 a.m.
Dolphin Plaza, Hannah Park
7:45-8:15: Check in
8:15-830: Present custom surfboard to Mike H.
8:30-9:00 Gather group and form a circle.
9:00-9:30 Paddle out ceremony.
9:30-12:00 Surf time.
Our Water sports programs have the power to save lives.
In recognition of Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, 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.
Lines of Effort
Making a Difference
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
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
An Amazing Team Sport
We won the two races we entered after being introduced to outriggers in Nov 2021.
We now hold 3 practices a week to train for our 2022 race season.
This activity is amazing as a team building and confidence booster for our members.
Articles and Podcasts
March 15, 2022
On this episode of Return to Base, we welcome Ricky and Leo of Task Force Hydro 1, a 501C3 non-profit organization focused on veterans and first responders.
Here’s the elephant in the room, Ricky is not only a Special Forces veteran, he’s also my big brother! He and the co-founder of TF Hydro 1 are doing great things on the northern coast of Florida, and as they like to say, are “bringing the stoke”.
May 26, 2022
SAVING LIVES ONE WAVE AT A TIME
An article that describes the mission, vision and lines of effort of TFH1.
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
Liquid Therapy is a lifestyle clothing brand inspired by the natural healing powers of water. Liquid Therapy was started as the name of Josh's boat years ago. Fast forward it has become a family brand with his wife Cara and three boys. It's a reminder to take a break from the chaos and center our souls. We love being around the water and can usually be found surfing, boogie boarding, paddleboarding, fishing on the boat, searching for shells and sharks teeth or swimming. We believe in the therapeutic powers a water lifestyle brings.
A local St Augustine Shaper and Navy Veteran. Ken has is the 2016 and 2021 Surf Expo Shape Off Champion. Ken is trained by legends like Rich Pavel, Dick Brewer, John Holly, Chris Christenson, Steve Stack, and others.
Ocean & Earth Environmental
Ocean & Earth is a consulting firm that specializes in building environmental stewardship capacity through integrated partnerships, collaborations, and sound science. Our staff has expertise in large scale project development, grant writing, and efficient program management focusing on fisheries, water quality, ocean chemistry, restoration of public lands, and Tribal subsistence and traditional resources.
water quality monitoring programs and restoration projects in Florida to building large networks of Tribal governments in Alaska working together to assess their vulnerability of climate change impacts.
At Stratum Corporation, our mission is to provide superior construction from conception to completion. Our Construction Management group achieves excellence for our client-partners project programs, while delivering within strict parameters. Experienced in commercial and custom residential construction, our Construction Division transforms client vision while providing the highest caliber builds.
Stratum Corporation is a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business. We proudly support veterans, first responders and our courageous heroes serving abroad.