Surf Therapy for Special Needs

Sam Hammer is well aware of the healing and transformative power of the ocean and surfing. Hammer Surf School and Sam Hammer have worked extensively with various organizations that offer surf instruction to children and adults with special needs and disabilities — this includes A Walk on Water (AWOW), Mauli Ola, and Waves of Impact.


We book surf therapy private lessons based on the tide, the ocean and weather conditions as well as your schedule and instructor availability. The reason: this ensures you will get the best surfing conditions.

We will always work with you to set the day/time you request but also maximizes your surfing time. All Private Surf Lessons are 75-minutes as we feel this provides ample surfing time. If you would like to book an extended lesson for a large group, corporate event or birthday party, we can absolutely accommodate you.

Want to request a surf therapy private lesson? Please fill in the Private Reservation form below.


  • Surf Therapy Private Lessons are 75 minutes.
  • We provide all you need to surf — including a wetsuit and board. Please show up in a bathing suit, with a towel, sunscreen and anything else you may need. (You can leave personal items under our tent — however, do not come with anything valuable, as although we consider belongings safe, we cannot be held responsible for missing items.)
  • If you have your own board or wetsuit, you are welcome to use them.
  • Please share as much info about yourself or your surfer so we can best accommodate you.


Please share details about your surfer as well as when you want to surf. Click SIGN UP on our site to create an account in the surfer's name as well.

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