In Loving Memory of Mike Day for Veteran Surf Alliance

Fund Type: Memorial Donations

Virginia Beach, VA

Fundraiser ends on May 04, 2023

All donations towards this campaign will go to the Veteran Surf Alliance in Memory of Mike Day

In lieu of flowers the family has asked for donations to be made towards the Veteran Surf Alliance. This was another organization that meant a lot to Mike and would be a great way to help memorialize his legacy and the impact he made of countless lives.




Veteran Surf Alliance is a Santa Cruz based nonprofit that creates fellowship and community among veterans through surfing, easing the transition between military service and civilian living.




We accomplish this by teaching, coaching and mentoring veterans to surf and be respected members of their communities, providing access to surfboards, vital equipment, routine surf meetups and annual events. 


Our Vision


 To smooth the transition between military service and civilian living through surfing. We want veterans to find the same type of camaraderie they had while serving in the military with members of their community. 


We meet in Santa Cruz the last Saturday of every month and in Pacifica every Tuesday, rain or shine. The Central Coast Chapter in Pismo Beach meets regularly. Our members travel from San Francisco, Santa Cruz, and as far as Sacramento and Fresno. We meet all over the Northern California coast.


We are a peer-led supportive community that fosters friendships, camaraderie, and stoke.  We provide soft top surfboards, wetsuits, and instruction to newcomers.  We typically surf for about 2 hours, where we all share in the experience that the ocean offers that day, then share in a post-surf snack.  Being a member of the VSA encourages a better sense of self and community.  The VSA is excited to be expanding and welcoming new members and supporters, stickers included!  There are no membership dues or fees.


"Camaraderie and therapy with a veteran focused community. And I am able to interact with veterans who I serve with. I am able to heal my issues in the ocean. The ocean gives me the opportunity to express myself in a manner that I have never found possible on dryland. Access to the oceans provided by the VSA has helped me learn how to readjust and surf through the challenges of life and overcome injuries. " 

Nick R.

Army Soldier, Purple Heart Recipient

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This fundraiser has been created in partnership with
Altmeyer Funeral Home
5033 Rouse Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23462

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