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After years of nightmares, depression, and seizures, Iraq war veteran Bobby Lane could see no way out of his trauma other than suicide. Then he met Van Curaza, a former big wave surfer who ... See full summary »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Bobby Lane Bobby Lane ... Himself
Van Curaza Van Curaza ... Himself
Martin Pollock Martin Pollock ... Himself
Mike Shurley Mike Shurley ... Himself
Sean Meyer Sean Meyer ... Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Wallace J. Nichols ... Himself
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After years of nightmares, depression, and seizures, Iraq war veteran Bobby Lane could see no way out of his trauma other than suicide. Then he met Van Curaza, a former big wave surfer who since founded Operation Surf and dedicated his life to helping veterans find solace in surfing. Backed by a growing body of research demonstrating the healing power of the ocean on the mind and body, organizations such as Operation Surf and the Jimmy Miller Memorial Foundation are using surfing to help veterans cope with physical and mental trauma.

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What they lost in the war, they found in the waves.


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English

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1 September 2017 (USA) See more »

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How surfing helps with PTSD
6 December 2017 | by ComedyFan2010See all my reviews

This documentary tells us about Operation Surf a project that helps veterans to go on with their lives and find pleasure in it through surfing.

The movie is a pretty short documentary but it fits everything in very well. We get to hear about the experiences of the veterans and how it affected their lives. Then we see them on the beach surfing and improving their lives.

One can see how surfing can help here. It gives the physically injured veterans more confidence in their bodies by showing how capable it is of riding the waves. And it gives a psychological satisfaction of achievement, purpose and something to look forward to. Besides ocean is good for the mental well being as well.

It is a good movie that raises awareness and also makes one happy to see these men improving their well being and lives.


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