Boston Youth Learn to Surf

Josh Fetterman; Jerry Wycoco; Cinnamon Rainbows Surf instructor, Ryan Hart; Cinnamon Rainbows Surf instructor, Kyle Elliott; Stephen Whalen; Kristi Martorana; Cinnamon Rainbow Surf instructor, Colin Elliott; CVAB youth leadership and engagement specialist, Estavo Gomes; and CVAB deputy director of program, Edvaldo Ferreira pose with camp participants and family members.

Hampton, NH – City Kids, a youth education nonprofit created by City Realty Group Managing Partners Fred Starikov and Stephen Whalen, recently hosted a Surf Camp for youth from the Cape Verdean Association of Boston (CVAB) at Hampton Beach.

Jerry Wycoco gets involved at Surf Camp.

Chief Technology Officer Jerry Wycoco, Director of Project Development Josh Fetterman, and Whalen taught teens from CVAB the basics of surfing in partnership with Cinnamon Rainbows Surf Co. instructors. The kids also spent time on the beach playing catch and eating pizza. City Realty’s vice president of leasing, Kristi Martorana, played a major role in making it a fun day for the teens whether they were on a surf board or soaking up some sun laying in the sand.

“This is the first time these kids have ever surfed before. It is important for them to have the opportunity to try new things and learn skills that wouldn’t be available to them in the city,” said Whalen. “I love surfing; I have been surfing all my life so I was really excited to come out today and share this experience with the Cape Verdean Association.”