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Wounded veterans ride surfing lessons in Huntington Beach on path to healing

Wounded veterans received a patriotic welcome in Huntington Beach this week before they began six days of training in a surfing program called Operation Surf.

More than two dozen vets and active-duty military members are being paired with surfing instructors for the recreational surf camp at the city beach. For many participants, it’s the first time taking on the strenuous activity.

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The program, provided by San Luis Obispo-based nonprofit Amazing Surf Adventures, offers healing and mentorship to veterans, organizers say.

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