All too often the outdoor industry is defined by high-flying action, complicated and expensive expeditions, and a general tendency to take ourselves more seriously than we ought to. But every once in a while, a story comes along that can remind anyone of the simple joys of enjoying the outdoors, and why we all got into these sports in the first place.
In this case, the story comes from a non-profit out of New Hampshire, Surfing With Smiles. Surfing With Smiles brings kids with special needs and abilities out to surf, and subsequently serves as a stark reminder to any of us the simple joys of being outside and enjoying the life we live. Take a few minutes out of the day to watch the video below—and please don’t forget to smile. —ML