Operation Beachhead offers veterans, troops, disabled individuals and their families, adaptive recreational, sports and social activities.

Operation Beachhead grew out of the desire to provide fun and adventurous beach activities to the most brave and deserving among us; disabled U.S. military veterans.

Generally these experiences that we like to refer to as “storming the surf” are unavailable to the disabled without safe instruction and appropriate lifeguard presence.

We quickly realized that storming the surf through the activities of surfing, boogie boarding, kayaking, paddle boarding and more, was an invigorating experience for the disabled veterans and therefore wanted to expand the program to include others.

So in addition to disabled vets, we also warmly welcome and strongly encourage all active duty troops as well as disabled civilians to come and experience “storming the surf”.

Our Team

Spring Lake Event 6/23/18

Spring Lake Events will take place at Pitney and Ocean Avenue.

Set-up: This includes moving equipment to the beach from boardwalk or the parking area, setting up the tables, tents, coolers, chairs, etc.

Start time: 8:00 a.m. (Unless other arrangements are made.)

Waivers: This includes collecting waivers from participants and volunteers or having the participants sign waivers if they did not bring them along.

Start time: 9:30 a.m. (Waiver volunteers may also be requested to sell shirts.)

Sales: Sale of Operation Beachhead shirts.

Start time: 9:30 a.m.

Watermen/women: This group will assist the participants getting into and in the water, either using kayaks, adaptive surfboards, floats, boogie boards, etc.

Start time: 9:30 a.m.

Catchers: This group will aid at the water’s edge helping the participants when they surf in and either need help turning around to go back out or help getting out of the water.

Start time: 9:30 a.m.

Designated Host: (Includes)

  • Helping the challenged participant get onto the beach.

  • Working with one or two participants, making sure they have what they need.

  • Getting the participant to the lunch.

Breakdown: This includes taking down the tents and moving the equipment off the beach.his activity happens after the beach day.

Start Time:  1PM

The participants will be arriving at approximately 10 AM. As in the past, it is essential that we gather on the beach and be ready for them no later than 9:30 AM. Volunteers will be needed to help the participants to the beach using the beach wheelchairs.  There will also be some instruction before they arrive.