Since the beginning, the Richard Schmidt Surf School has offered scholarships for students to attend camps and lessons who otherwise couldn’t afford it. To help supplement the cost, in 1995 we started a non-profit called Surf USA (United Services Agency).

Surf USA’s mission statement: To offer surfing and the ocean as a positive, healing experience to those who can not afford it.

We accept donations for anyone wanting to help share the stoke. Checks can be made out to Surf USA and be mailed to:

Richard Schmidt Surf School, Inc.
c/o Surf USA
849 Almar Ave
Box 192
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Surf USA is a program of United Services Agency, a California 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Tax ID #77-0311835.