On Sept. 10, the 22nd Annual Blind Surfing Event for the sight-impaired will be held at South Ponto State Beach in Carlsbad from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Last year the event hosted over 50 visually impaired people from San Diego, Los Angeles, and Orange Counties. They will once again have the opportunity to experience our famous shorelines from a surfer’s point of view. Urban Surf 4 Kids and Stella Maris Surf Association, with the support of local certified surfers, will instruct and assist the blind and sight-impaired participants in the water and challenge them to balance atop surfboards.

Lions Clubs throughout San Diego County will provide transportation for guests to and from the beach. The Encinitas Lions Club will serve breakfast and a BBQ lunch. Free commemorative t-shirts will be distributed to all participants and volunteers.

For more information go to http://e-clubhouse.org/sites/encinitas/ or contact Robert Mangini at blindsurfersmail@gmail.com.