blind_surf-EThe Encinitas Lions held its signature 22nd Annual Blind Surfing Event at South Ponto State Beach in September. The club served 170 sight-impaired guests and volunteers breakfast and a BBQ lunch, with over 60 people registered to surf. The event was a group effort – Urban Surf 4 Kids and Stella Maris Surf Association instructed the surfers and the Lions Clubs of Solana Beach, San Diego, and La Mesa transported sight-impaired guests to the event and assisted in the water.

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