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Volunteers help Izzy Esquivel (right) out into the water during the Malibu Boardriders Club’s annual Day at the Beach on Sept. 23 at Leo Carrillo. Photos by Suzy Demeter/22nd Century Media
Komaka Jensen, with his Pepperdine assistant Sam Marlott, waits to be recognized at the end of the Malibu Boardriders Club’s annual Day at the Beach in Malibu.
Michael Esquivel (left), a first-time event participant from Garden Grove, smiles with his Pepperdine volunteer Beach Buddies Preston Gromer (middle) and Cori Persinger.
(Left to right) Tiana Pearson with Ride a Wave, 10-year-old Luci Oswald (a three-year participant), her mom Christie Oswald and Sandy Carter, of the Point Dume Marine Science Program, check out the touch tank.
Ricky Babinec (right) gets a high-five from John Regan, lifeguard supervisor at California State Parks.
Return attendee Nathaniel Yamazaki, 15, enjoys the refreshing water.
Leo Carrillo junior lifeguards (left to right) Kaitlin Peters, Tim Harvey (head of the Leo Carrillo junior lifeguard program), James Page, Allison Hermann and Alyse Alford gather for a photo.
Komaka Jensen gets high-fives as he passes by the participants and volunteers.
Ride a Wave volunteers smile for the camera.
Suzy Demeter, Freelance Reporter
11:47 am PDT October 3, 2017

Christie Oswald can attest to how the Malibu Boardriders Club can reach a child in wondrous and unexpected ways.  

On Sept. 23, the Malibu Boardriders Club’s held its annual Day at the Beach, which connects special needs children to the therapeutic benefits of the ocean and the beach through the efforts of charity organizations, foundations, volunteers and surf instructors.