WHAT WE DO
PROTECT & SHARE
We help protect our ocean by creating ocean advocates through youth education programs, marine mammal safety initiatives, and beach clean ups.
We share our resources and create opportunities for local artists by giving awards, producing programming and creating opportunities for the public to share in the arts.
Surf camps for giving those families in need a chance to share the joy of riding waves and enjoying our precious resource. Contributing to great local programs for all.
WHO WE ARE
ADVOCATES FOR OUR OCEAN,
PROMOTING CREATIVE OPPORTUNITIES,
HELPING THOSE WITH SPECIAL NEEDS
Surf Camp Registration will open at 8AM on May 14, 2021!
Surfing Madonna Oceans Project (SMOP) is a community of like-minded people who feel passionate about protecting our coastline, promoting creative culture, educating our youth and helping those with special needs to share the stoke of riding waves!
Surf Camp for
Special Needs Kids
Helping The Community
Surf Camp for Kids with Special Needs Every summer, Surfing Madonna Oceans Project hosts an incredible surf camp for kids with special needs at Moonlight Beach in Encinitas. This program, which is completely free to all participants, is an opportunity for these youths to build their self-confidence as they learn a new skill and have fun! Participants receive one-on-one surf instruction at these camps which happen twice a month from May to September. For many of the children, surfing is a dream they never thought possible for them. Realizing this dream can be life changing.
Reinforcing our Commitment
Surfing Madonna Oceans Project is a 501c3 nonprofit based in Encinitas, California and was officially formed in 2013 by Robert Nichols and Mark Patterson (artist of the Surfing Madonna mosaic). The specific purpose for forming the nonprofit was to conserve, maintain and promote the public display of art and to promote environmental conservation efforts. Future projects include partnerships with local arts groups, direct awards to local artists and a series of articles in local news outlets promoting the arts.
Challenges, Beach Runs & Half Marathons
Changing Times Calls for
We are creating a new "Challenge" series of events for fundraisers and great fun!
IN PERSON EVENTS CANCELLED
Due to the global health pandemic and reviewing the order and guidelines from the CA Health Officials for mass gatherings, we see no evidence that the 2021 Encinitas Half Marathon with 6000+ runners will realistically be able to take place in March 2021. For the safety of our runners, staff, volunteers and community, the 2021 Encinitas Half Marathon & 5K has been cancelled. We will miss you all and thank you for understanding.
Creating Ocean Advocates
At Surfing Madonna Oceans Project, we are dedicated to inspiring the community to visit and enjoy the beautiful ocean! Check out some videos of snorkeling right off the Encinitas coast!
We want to empower everyone to have access.
We want to encourage everyone to help with beach clean-ups.
Saving the Ocean is by no means an easy feat, but through cooperation and community empowerment we believe we can facilitate progress in this area. We are always striving to make a difference, and invite you to learn more and lend your support.
Get in touch with Surfing Madonna Oceans Project to learn more about our Arts Programming, Surf Camps, Ocean Preservation, and Challenge Events.
1106 2nd Street,
Encinitas, CA 92024