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On Wednesday, Camp Abilities, an athletic camp for (Credit: Amy Onorato)

On Wednesday, Camp Abilities, an athletic camp for children who are visually impaired, teamed up with Surf For All, a nonprofit surf organization that offers free surfing lessons to the disabled, to throw the 4th annual ocean surfing event at Long Beach. (July 17, 2013)

Surf lessons for the visually disabled

Members of Camp Abilities, an athletic camp for children who are visually impaired, took surfing lessons in Long Beach led by surf instructors from the nonprofit Surf For All.

Surf For All instructor Brian Olson, 29, coaches
(Credit: Amy Onorato)

Surf For All instructor Brian Olson, 29, coaches Camp Ablilities camper Ariel Bergman, 13, through the motions of riding a wave during the 4th annual ocean surfing event in Long Beach. Bergman, who is visually impaired, had never been on a surfboard before and this was her first time learning how to ride the waves. (July 17, 2013)

On Wednesday, Camp Abilities, an athletic camp for
(Credit: Amy Onorato)

On Wednesday, Camp Abilities, an athletic camp for children who are visually impaired, teamed up with Surf For All, a nonprofit surf organization that offers free surfing lessons to the disabled, to throw the 4th annual ocean surfing event at Long Beach. (July 17, 2013)

Danielle Cowan, a camper at Camp Abilities who
(Credit: Amy Onorato)

Danielle Cowan, a camper at Camp Abilities who is completely blind, rides a wave into shore during the 4th annual ocean surfing event held in Long Beach. The event is a collaborative effort between Camp Abilities, an athletic camp for the visually disabled and Surf For All, a nonprofit organization that provides surfing lessons to people with disabilities. (July 17, 2013)

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Members of Surf For All and Camp Abilities
(Credit: Amy Onorato)

Members of Surf For All and Camp Abilities gathered together in a prayer circle to bring positive energy into the group and to wish for a safe and productive day out on the water during the 4th annual ocean surfing event for the visually impaired. (July 17, 2013)

Wayne Eberson, a visually impaired camper at Camp
(Credit: Amy Onorato)

Wayne Eberson, a visually impaired camper at Camp Abilities, an athletic camp for children who are visually impaired, surfs in style during the 4th annual ocean surfing outing, hosted by nonprofits Surf For All and Camp Abilities at Long Beach. (July 17, 2013)

Children from Camp Abilities, an athletic camp for
(Credit: Amy Onorato)

Children from Camp Abilities, an athletic camp for the visually impaired, teamed up with members of Surf For All, a nonprofit organization that teaches surfing to the disabled, for a day of surf lessons in Long Beach. (July 17, 2013)

Members of Camp Abilities, an athletic camp for
(Credit: Amy Onorato)

Members of Camp Abilities, an athletic camp for children who are visually impaired, rode the waves with the help of surf instructors from the nonprofit Surf For All during the 4th annual ocean surfing outing, held at Long Beach. (July 17, 2013)

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