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Slideshow: Disabled Veterans Go Surfing Thanks To Volunteers

More than 40 disabled veterans from Jacksonville, Tampa, Orlando and South Florida got to enjoy the ocean and some surfing Sunday thanks to volunteers.

The Jacksonville-based Wounded Warrior Project joined together with the Oceans of Hope Foundation on Father's Day in New Smyrna Beach to give the vets a chance at catching a few waves.

Oceans of Hope offers adaptive ocean access for individuals with limited mobility while Wounded Warrior helps veterans with physical or mental injuries get back on track with a variety of resources.

Bill Bortzfield can be reached at, 904-358-6349 or on Twitter at @BortzInJax.