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Surfers heal in Wrightsville Beach

It's turning out to be another action packed day on Wrightsville Beach, as hundreds of autistic children get to surf the waves for the first time.

Today is the annual surfers healing event, held on the beach off the Stone Street access.

Professional surfers and local surf groups are sharing their talents with children on the autism spectrum.

Volunteers filled the beach early this morning, in anticipation of the day ahead.

Over 200 children are registered for the event, and at least 12 professional surfers will be taking them out on the water.

People on the autism spectrum say the water calms their senses and allows them to feel more comfortable with the world around them.

Parents tell us their kids look forward to this event every year.

The event will continue until every child gets a chance to catch a wave.

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