Juneteenth Community BBQ | June 19, 2022 | La Jolla Shores |9 am - 2 pm

For the second year in a row, Surfrider San Diego will be supporting Paddle For Peace in their Juneteenth celebration and BBQ. This is a free community event. No registration is required—everyone is welcome!

Juneteenth is a national holiday commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States.
To learn more about Juneteenth, click HERE

Paddle For Peace will offer FREE surf lessons for Black, Indigenous, and other people of color interested in learning to surf. To get on the waitlist, click HERE

There will be offerings for all people attending, including community yoga, a beach cleanup, games, and an Ocean Friendly BBQ provided by Surfrider.

volunteers and supplies ARE STILL needed!


  • 20 Surf Instructors
    No formal surf instruction training required. The goal is to help folks have a safe and enjoyable time in the water. For some this may be the first time interacting with a surfboard or even the ocean! Help folks feel comfortable, informed, and safe in the water—and share the stoke!
    To volunteer as a Surf Instructor, email HERE
  • 3 Water Safety Officers
    No formal water safety training required. There will be a lot going on in the line up, you can help provide eyes to ensure folks are safe, and if there are any incidents, help is on the way.
    To volunteer as a Water Safety Officer, email HERE


  • 15 Foamboards
    There is still a need for 15 foamboards in order to supply a board to folks registered for surf lessons.
    You will be asked to bring your board to the La Jolla Shores on the morning of June 19th, before the event starts. Upon arrival, boards will be tagged for return to their owners after surf lessons have concluded.
    To supply a foamboard for a surf lesson, email HERE
  • Various Wetsuits
    All sizes needed. If you have a spare suit please consider offering it as a loaner for the day. Wetsuits can either be dropped off at the Surfrider office in Hillcrest, or delivered on the day of the event. Your wetsuit will be tagged, and thoroughly rinsed for it’s prompt return.
    To supply a wetsuit for a surf lesson, email HERE

To volunteer as a surf instructor or water safety officer or to supply a foamboard or wetsuit:

If any button links are not working for you, email hello@paddleforpeace.org to sign up as a Paddle for Peace volunteer or supplier.


  • Surfrider Volunteers
    From grilling veggie burgers to handing out wetsuites and trash grabbers, many hands make good work!
    To volunteer as a general support person for Surfirder, register HERE

To register as a general Surfrider volunteer for the Juneteenth: