A Walk On Water (“AWOW”) enables hundreds of children and adults with special needs, along with their families, to experience the thrill of surfing and its therapeutic qualities. The organization works closely with local communities, businesses and its volunteers and watermen—brought together in service of a shared mission—to help others experience the calming and therapeutic effects of the electrifying, living ocean; and in the process, showcase the best of surf culture. Since its launch in August of 2012, AWOW has served over 1,000 families and provided surf therapy to over 2,000 children and adults with special needs and their siblings. Its goal is to increase the number of Athletes served by at least 30% every year. The organization wants to reach those most in need, who have never had the chance to experience the joy of surf therapy. www.awalkonwater.org.