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Aloha for Alopecia

The WB Surf Camp team is very excited to offer a memorable day of fellowship and fun to individuals and families affected by the autoimmune condition Alopecia Areata.  Many people are not familiar with Alopecia Areata, Totalis or Universalis, despite the fact that it affects more than 4.7 million people in the United States and over 145 million people in the world.

Alopecia Areata is an autoimmune condition that results in hair loss on the scalp and other areas of the body.  It usually starts with small patches on the scalp and can progress to complete hair loss throughout the body.  To date there is no cure for Alopecia Areata. It is not life threatening but definitely life altering to the people and families affected.

WB Surf Camp’s founder, Rick Civelli, was diagnosed with Alopecia Areata when he was 17 and has shaved his head almost every day since.  “I lost the majority of my head hair in less than a week, so I just shaved my head because as a surfer, I had to get into the ocean to surf,” says Rick. “I want to share my passion of surfing and the amazing confidence building and healing powers of the ocean with others affected by Alopecia and bring a smile to their face. If I was not a surfer, I’m not sure how I would have dealt with it.”

Together with Children’s Alopecia Project (CAP) we will be hosting a complimentary day of fun in the sun on Topsail Island, NC.  The morning will begin with fellowship, plenty of sunscreen, and our ground surf school.  Participants will then hit the beautiful warm ocean with our professional, certified instructors. Kids ages 5-9 will enjoy boogie boarding while participants aged 10+ will learn how to surf. If you are interested in participating, volunteering, or would like to be a sponsor, please call our office at 910.256.7873.

Aloha for Alopecia Camp Highlights & Goals

  • Raise Awareness for Autoimmune Alopecia
  • Honor individuals and families effected by Alopecia
  • Help Build Self Esteem and Confidence though the sport of surfing
  • Professional surf instruction at a perfect beginner beach break
  • Personalized 3:1 student to instructor coaching by our certified lifeguards
  • All high quality equipment (epoxy surfboard rental, UV 50 long-sleeve rashguard)
  • Learn surfboard positioning, paddling, safety, and etiquette
  • Ice cold drinking water and shade tents

Our Aloha Camp series was developed to share the amazing Hawaiian art of surfing with those who need to be touched by the healing powers of the ocean or those that have had a positive impact on our community. If you have any questions, please call 910.256.7873, Monday through Friday, between 8:00am and 5:00pm.  If you are interested in volunteering, we would love to have your help.

It is our hope to resume this charity camp in 2023

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