On Saturday, August 1st 2020 at 7:30pm pst at the Belly Up Tavern located in Solana Beach will be the band Common Sense which is made up of Nick Hernandez / vocals and ukulele, Mikey Ortiz / bass guitar, Billy Sherman / guitar and keyboard, Phil Gough / guitar and Tracy Sledge / drums and percussion. This will be the Torrey Holistics' 4th Anniversary event which will be airing on a live stream for $10 through No Cap with the band Ginger Roots having an opening set. This show will be benefiting Surfers Healing which will be having a event here in San Diego on July 29th at Tourmaline beach located in Pacific Beach. Izzy Paskowitz will be here putting this all on which is a surf event put on for children with autism. Sponsors include Autism Family Services of New Jersey, Bain Capital, Baker Commodities Inc., Belmar, Bloomingdales, Boss Tek, Brawner, Country Autism Network, Dealer Socket, EEDA, Eddie Aikau Foundation, For Autistic Kids Foundation, Ford, Hobie, JP Morgan and Chase Co, Lugano, Maui Jim, Mokulele Airlines, Next For Autism, Our Nicholas Foundation, Payne Stewart, The Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel, Ro-sham-bobaby, Shelly Automotive, SIMA, Sole on the ocean, Surfers Enviromental, The Drive 4 Rebecca, Teri Campus of Life, Tilly's, Vans Off The Wall, Variety The Childrens Charity, Weil, Whole Foods Laguna Niguel. Other notable locations from Australia, Mexico, New Zealand to Hawaii, Florida, Malibu, Dana Point, Maryland, Virginia Beach, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York and South Carolina.
Many ask how do these children are able to surf when they themselves don't know how to surf and or are not capable of even knowing how to swim. How it works is you may have up to three people (qualified surfers) helping the child. Most every participate is a highly qualified surfers and many professional surfers volunteer their time from guys like Danny Fuller, Garrett Mcnamara, Hans Hagen, Pascal Stanfield to actor Scott Caan. Each surfer is riding a fiberglass or a softboard ranging in lengths of 9 to 12 ft. The child is laying on the board and once the teacher catches the wave (tandem surfing) he or she will then stand up reaching down and lift the child to their feet all while wearing a life jacket for extra safety measures. They will then ride the wave all the way to the shoreline and then make their way back out the to surf to catch another ride.