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“Izzy Paskowitz at his Surfer’s Healing Camp”
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What: “The Swell Life”
When: Saturday, August 6, 2011 (12-5 p.m. ET/PT)
Chronicles a summer with world-class surfer Izzy Paskowitz and his wife, former model Danielle, as they raise their three children and run “Surfer’s Healing,” a legendary surf camp for kids with autism. The couple support one other through major tests of patience as they care for their 18-year-old autistic son and inspiration for the camp, Isaiah, as well as their two other children, Elah and Elijah -- all while running their legendary surf camp.
(P) Saturday, August 6 (12-1 p.m. ET/PT) Summertime
The beginning of the summer is hectic for former pro-surfer Izzy Paskowitz and his wife Danielle: Ella plans to move in with her boyfriend, Isaiah wins an award, and they scramble to open their family’s Surf Camp and Surfers Healing for kids with autism.
(P) Saturday, August 6 (1-1:30 p.m. ET/PT) Pitch Perfect
Isaiah sings with Nick’s band and the consensus is that he screams more than sings. Danielle decides to work with Isaiah and, at the band’s next event, Isaiah is a huge hit. Eli struggles with trying to live up to his father’s surfing legacy.
(P) Saturday, August 6 (1:30-2 p.m. ET/PT) The Biggest Loser
Isaiah’s obsessive-compulsive disorder around food is explored, and Izzy and Danielle brainstorm ways to help him lose weight before his next doctor’s visit. Jade is a constant complainer at camp, much to the dismay of his fellow surf instructors.
(P) Saturday, August 6 (2-2:30 p.m. ET/PT Head Sick
Isaiah is taken to the ER, rattling Izzy and Danielle, and we learn the backstory of how having a child with autism almost caused the end of their marriage.
(P) Saturday, August 6 (2:30-3 p.m. ET/PT) Empty Nest
Danielle and Izzy learn about Elah’s plans to move in with her boyfriend, much to her mother’s dismay. Danielle stays home to monitor Isaiah’s behavior after his recent meltdown, hoping he will improve enough so that they can join Izzy at Surf Camp.
(P) Saturday, August 6 (3-3:30 p.m. ET/PT) No More Horsing Around
Surf instructor Jade connects to a student with high functioning autism at Surf Camp and vows to reconnect with his own autistic son. Izzy tries to connect with Danielle by entering a horse competition.
(P) Saturday, August 6 (3:30-4 p.m. ET/PT) Homebound
Izzy and Danielle remove Isaiah from Surf Camp. A new young spends the week learning to surf.
(P) Saturday, August 6 (4-4:30 p.m. ET/PT) The Odyssey
Izzy travels to the East Coast to host several Surfers Healing events. Despite bad weather and Izzy hurting himself, the events are a huge success. Back at home, Danielle worries about Isaiah’s recent behavior problems affecting his first day at school.
(P) Saturday, August 6 (4:30-5 p.m. ET/PT) Summer’s End
Surf Camp is closed for the winter. Izzy and Danielle’s oldest daughter Elah is moving out, and there are big changes happening at the Paskowitz ranch. The family gathers for dinner at Elah and Chris’ new home.