Wrightsville Beach’s Indo Jax Surf School will be featured on The Oprah Winfrey Network’s docuseries, The Hero Effect, on Aug. 12 at 10:00am. A local premiere will be held at the Blockade Runner Beach Resort in Wrightsville Beach on Aug. 10.Watch @WrightsvilleNC @indojaxsurf on #TheHeroEffect Aug 10 on @OWNTV Click To Tweet
The Hero Effect is an uplifting docuseries that brings to life the stories of ordinary individuals who are making extraordinary differences in their community. This episode was shot on-location in Wrightsville Beach and will highlight Jack Viorel, Founder of Indo Jax Surf School, and the free surfing programs he offers to help build self-esteem and empower medically fragile, special needs and disadvantaged children.This year alone, the program aims to serve and assist 1,000 children, free of charge.
If you’ve been to Wrightsville Beach you know how surfing is a large part of culture. Visitors and locals alike are often seen carrying surfboards by car or bike, while others frequently pop into one of the many surf shops for the latest gear and board rentals. It’s also home to a number of surf camps and major surfing events such as the O’Neill/Sweetwater Pro-Am Surf Fest, one of the largest surfing contests on the East Coast attracting surfers from around the world, and the Wrightsville Beach Wahine Classic, an all-female surf competition for all levels of competitors.
Watch and tweet on August 12 using the hashtag #TheHeroEffect.