Break Through Waves will host a Paddle Out Ceremony at Easton’s Beach at 3 pm on October 16, 2022.
“The paddle-out ceremony is a spiritual symbol of surf culture”, according to Margo Crawford, President of Break Through Waves. “It’s a traditional Hawaiian tribute. It provides a transformational experience of emotional release while also creating and renewing bonds and group solidarity”.
Break Through Waves is a group of volunteers who are passionate about bringing well-being to people through a variety of programs such as yoga and surf therapy, according to their website.
“Gather together for this annual event as we honor the people who have gone through our program for their courage and strength,” Crawford writes in an email to What’sUpNewp. “A special thank you to Social Enterprise Greenhouse for their support of our 2022 season! We are looking forward to our 2023 season and all we have in store for a great year ahead”.
At the event, Break Through Waves will unveil their new t-shirt. They’ve partnered with Stormswell Surf and will be launching a t-shirt specially designed for Break Through Waves.