Sevin Bullwinkle/staff photographer
James Applegate, 6, of Palm City, chases a curl during the fifth annual Treasure Coast Surfers for Autism Beach Festival at Stuart Beach on Hutchinson Island on Saturday, May 18. Surfers for Autism is a nonprofit organization dedicated to introducing the sport of surfing to children with special needs. Surfers and volunteers help children and young adults have fun in the waves. For more information visit http://surfersforautism.org.