Operation Surf, Santa Cruz, CA — 2014 event artwork used on apparel, posters, banners, advertising, etc.
The artwork was inspired by the iconic Greg Noll photo at Waimea Bay. I'd imagine that for some of these amputee veterans never having been to the ocean — much less surfing for their first time — that staring at the ocean waves crashing would be terrifying and captivating at the same time. probably the same as how Greg Noll felt back in the late 50's.
Operation Surf is a program by Amazing Surf Adventures that helps the wounded military veterans in both the US and UK help in their (physical, mental, emotional) healing and recovery through the power of surfing.