Ron Jon Surf Shop and Special Olympics Florida Continue the First Ever Surf Program as Special Olympics Athletes Take to the Waves

What began in the summer of 2010 as a trial surf program within Brevard County quickly grew to encompass counties all around the state of Florida, bringing the gift of surfing to the delight of many Special Olympics athletes. It all started when Ron Jon Surf Shop, through its affiliated Ron Jon Surf School, partnered with Special Olympics Florida to bring surf instruction as well as the culture and lifestyle of surfing to a group of Special Olympics athletes.  Surf training begins in the summer and culminates with the Florida state competition in Cocoa Beach in September.  In 2014, the stand up paddleboarding program was added.

Please contact Special Olympics Florida at or 352-243-9536 for information on training dates and locations, how to register an athlete, or general information on the SOFL surfing program.

In 2015, Ron Jon Surf Shop sponsored longtime Duval County Special Olympics Florida athlete Megan Bell. As a member of the Ron Jon Surf Team, she pursues her passion for surfing and competing while being a leader in Jacksonville and surrounding communities.