TAPS Legacy Mentor Southern California Surf Experience

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La Jolla, California
Entry Form Open from June 10, 2022 to June 24, 2022

The TAPS Legacy Mentor Southern California Surf Experience will be held in La Jolla, California for 5 days/4 nights of growth, healing, and peer mentorship while engaged in the Surf Education Academy. This experience is an opportunity for TAPS Legacy Mentors to step back from their caregiver role and experience the transformative powers of nature and surfing. We will be immersed in the surf culture of La Jolla, and learning how to connect our mind, body and soul with the ocean as a coping mechanism in grief and life.


Young Adult Legacy Mentor

Young Adult Legacy Mentors


Personal development will be highlighted by learning life skills throughout the Experience to uplift and maintain physical, emotional, and mental well being while engaging in the Brain Waves program at the Surf Education Academy. Water, air, community and entering a state of flow, a mindset where nothing else matters, have restorative powers that can help legacy mentors cope with the stresses of everyday life and navigate their grief journey. Attendees will sharpen their inter and intra communications skills throughout their time together in various ways including conflict resolution skills and team building exercises. The legacy mentors will also have an opportunity to learn from multiple entrepreneurs in the surf industry, broadening their perspectives of a working professional through career guidance.



Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, TAPS is able to provide this event to legacy mentors at no cost. Flights, lodging, meals, activities and supplies for all attendees will be provided. TAPS Young Adults Program staff will be in contact after registration to confirm travel details.



This online entry request form (look for the blue button at the top of this page) will open from June 10 to June 24, 2022.

Please note the following event and participation criteria:

  1. Participant must be a Legacy Mentor
  2. Participant must be vaccinated
  3. Participant must be within the ages of 18 to 30 years old
  4. Participant must be willing to participate in all activities within the scope of the TAPS Legacy Mentor Southern California Surf Experience.

If you have any questions, please email youngadults@taps.org or call 800-959-TAPS (8277).


Thank you to our Event Sponsors

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