PLAYA DEL REY, Calif. (FOX11) - Dozens of local kids got the chance of a lifetime—they had the opportunity to learn how to surf from an Olympic gold medalist.
More than 40 local kids from underserved communities in Los Angeles gathered at Dockweiler Beach on Sunday to enjoy the sun, sand, and get a free surf lesson.
The workshop was taught by Olympian Benita Fitzgerald Mosley. Organizers say for many kids it was their first time going to a beach.
"These kids they come from inner-city communities where they don't experience many beach like activities. So when a kid gets to go out for the first time on the wave it's the most exhilarating experience one can have," said surfing instructor Chris Espitia.
The event was held a day before the Laureus Youth Leadership Summit, the nonprofit group hosted the event.