The Encinitas Lions Club, in partnership with Urban Surf 4 Kids, recently held the 21st Annual Blind Surf Event at Ponto Beach. This year’s event was the most successful Blind Surf to date, with 52 registered sight-impaired surfers from Los Angeles, Orange, and San Diego counties. The event gave visually impaired individuals the opportunity to experience Southern California’s beautiful shorelines from a surfer’s point of view. Participants received in-water assistance by certified surfing instructors as they challenged themselves to balance on the surfboards. La Masa Lions Club, North Coast Lions of Oceanside, Vista Lions, and San Diego Live Well Lions all provided their assistance.


The Lions provided surfers and guests with transportation, breakfast, a BBQ lunch, and commemorative T-shirts. The Encinitas Lions Club works to assist the blind and visually impaired, along with a variety of other service-oriented community activities. For more information visit