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Surfrider, Urban Surf 4 Kids, pro surfer Brett Simpson help foster kids ride waves on International Surfing Day

By in Press Enterprise on June 17, 2017

By Laylan Connelly

Every other day of the year, pro surfer Brett Simpson catches waves for himself.

But on Saturday, as he stayed in the knee-deep shallow water to help foster kids enjoy the waves, it was about sharing the stoke of surfing.

  • Erik Nelsen Surf Camp instructor Cole Cherney, 17, watches a student catch one of her first waves during the 2017 International Surfing Day event sponsored by the Surfrider Foundation and local nonprofit Urban Surf 4 Kids to give foster kids the opportunity to get into the water and experience surfing in Newport Beach, CA on Saturday, June 17, 2017. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • Recently adopted Malachi Donalson, 13, catches one of his first waves during the 2017 International Surfing Day event sponsored by the Surfrider Foundation, local nonprofit Urban Surf 4 Kids and Erik Nelsen Surf Camps, to give foster kids the opportunity to get into the water and experience surfing in Newport Beach, CA on Saturday, June 17, 2017. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG)

    Recently adopted Malachi Donalson, 13, catches one of his first waves during the 2017 International Surfing Day event sponsored by the Surfrider Foundation, local nonprofit Urban Surf 4 Kids and Erik Nelsen Surf Camps, to give foster kids the opportunity to get into the water and experience surfing in Newport Beach, CA on Saturday, June 17, 2017. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG)

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