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Michelle Stauffer helps Molly Pyrott, 7, during the Hang Ten for Autism surf event Saturday, Sept. 17, at the Siesta Key Public Beach.

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Saturday, Sep. 17, 2011 | Michelle Stauffer helps Molly Pyrott, 7, during the Hang Ten for Autism surf event Saturday, Sept. 17, at the Siesta Key Public Beach.

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Ethan Rizzuto, 4, gets ready to ride another wave.
PHOTO GALLERY: Hang Ten for Autism

Saturday, Sep. 17, 2011 | Ethan Rizzuto, 4, gets ready to ride another wave.

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Connor Rosenberry, 8, enjoyed trying out paddleboarding Saturday, Sept. 17, during the Hang Ten for Autism surf event at the Siesta Key Public Beach.
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Saturday, Sep. 17, 2011 | Connor Rosenberry, 8, enjoyed trying out paddleboarding Saturday, Sept. 17, during the Hang Ten for Autism surf event at the Siesta Key Public Beach.

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Blake Schlotthayer, 8, stands up and rides towards shore with the help of Chris Marquez Saturday, Sept. 17, during the Hang Ten for Autism surf event at the Siesta Key Public Beach.
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Saturday, Sep. 17, 2011 | Blake Schlotthayer, 8, stands up and rides towards shore with the help of Chris Marquez Saturday, Sept. 17, during the Hang Ten for Autism surf event at the Siesta Key Public Beach.

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Dave Scott gives Julian Repetto, 7, a push Saturday, Sept. 17, during the Hang Ten for Autism surf event at the Siesta Key Public Beach.
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Saturday, Sep. 17, 2011 | Dave Scott gives Julian Repetto, 7, a push Saturday, Sept. 17, during the Hang Ten for Autism surf event at the Siesta Key Public Beach.

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Aiden Seymour, 4 ½, talks with his surf guide, Dan Runyo, before taking another wave during the Hang Ten for Autism surf event Saturday, Sept. 17, at the Siesta Key Public Beach.
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Saturday, Sep. 17, 2011 | Aiden Seymour, 4 ½, talks with his surf guide, Dan Runyo, before taking another wave during the Hang Ten for Autism surf event Saturday, Sept. 17, at the Siesta Key Public Beach.

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Harrison Troyan, 4 ½, has a good time riding in towards shore during the Hang Ten for Autism surf event Saturday, Sept. 17, at the Siesta Key Public Beach.
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Saturday, Sep. 17, 2011 | Harrison Troyan, 4 ½, has a good time riding in towards shore during the Hang Ten for Autism surf event Saturday, Sept. 17, at the Siesta Key Public Beach.

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Caiden Woodward, 4, smiles big prior to having his surf guide, Mark Weeks, send him off to ride a wave during the Hang Ten for Autism surf event Saturday, Sept. 17, at the Siesta Key Public Beach.
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Saturday, Sep. 17, 2011 | Caiden Woodward, 4, smiles big prior to having his surf guide, Mark Weeks, send him off to ride a wave during the Hang Ten for Autism surf event Saturday, Sept. 17, at the Siesta Key Public Beach.

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Candice Woodworth and Melina Simunovic were two of the 112 volunteers that came out to help with Hang Ten for Autism Saturday, Sept. 17, at the Siesta Key Public Beach.
PHOTO GALLERY: Hang Ten for Autism

Saturday, Sep. 17, 2011 | Candice Woodworth and Melina Simunovic were two of the 112 volunteers that came out to help with Hang Ten for Autism Saturday, Sept. 17, at the Siesta Key Public Beach.

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Christian Ordetx, 6, Sophia Columbo, 6, and Olivia Heath, 6, all ride in together on one board Saturday, Sept. 17, at the Siesta Key Public Beach.
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Saturday, Sep. 17, 2011 | Christian Ordetx, 6, Sophia Columbo, 6, and Olivia Heath, 6, all ride in together on one board Saturday, Sept. 17, at the Siesta Key Public Beach.

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Isaiah Mendoza, 5, takes his ride sideways after given a push by his surf guide Jacob Shields.
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Saturday, Sep. 17, 2011 | Isaiah Mendoza, 5, takes his ride sideways after given a push by his surf guide Jacob Shields.

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Dean Dougherty rides a wave in with Max Whittemore, 8, Saturday, Sept. 17, at the Siesta Key Public Beach.
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Saturday, Sep. 17, 2011 | Dean Dougherty rides a wave in with Max Whittemore, 8, Saturday, Sept. 17, at the Siesta Key Public Beach.

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Kurt Hemmel gives his son, Ethan, 6, a push during the Hang Ten for Autism surf event Saturday, Sept. 17, at the Siesta Key Public Beach.
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Saturday, Sep. 17, 2011 | Kurt Hemmel gives his son, Ethan, 6, a push during the Hang Ten for Autism surf event Saturday, Sept. 17, at the Siesta Key Public Beach.

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Lee Swain gives Jennifer Columbo and Ian Higgins, 3, a push on the surfboard.
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Saturday, Sep. 17, 2011 | Lee Swain gives Jennifer Columbo and Ian Higgins, 3, a push on the surfboard.

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Caleb Holland, 5, and Evan Crowe, 4, take a ride together Saturday, Sept. 17, at the Siesta Key Public Beach.
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Saturday, Sep. 17, 2011 | Caleb Holland, 5, and Evan Crowe, 4, take a ride together Saturday, Sept. 17, at the Siesta Key Public Beach.

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There were 80 children with special needs along with their families as well as 112 volunteers that came out for Hang Ten for Autism Saturday, Sept. 17, at the Siesta Key Public Beach.
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Saturday, Sep. 17, 2011 | There were 80 children with special needs along with their families as well as 112 volunteers that came out for Hang Ten for Autism Saturday, Sept. 17, at the Siesta Key Public Beach.

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Devin Kelly, 6, rides a wave in all by himself Saturday, Sept. 17, during the Hang Ten for Autism surf event at the Siesta Key Public Beach.
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Saturday, Sep. 17, 2011 | Devin Kelly, 6, rides a wave in all by himself Saturday, Sept. 17, during the Hang Ten for Autism surf event at the Siesta Key Public Beach.

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Laney London and Luke Penker, 7, pose together Saturday, Sept. 17, at the Siesta Key Public Beach.
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Saturday, Sep. 17, 2011 | Laney London and Luke Penker, 7, pose together Saturday, Sept. 17, at the Siesta Key Public Beach.

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Kids and Canines dogs Luca and Leea watch the kids surf Saturday, Sept. 17, at the Siesta Key Public Beach.
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Saturday, Sep. 17, 2011 | Kids and Canines dogs Luca and Leea watch the kids surf Saturday, Sept. 17, at the Siesta Key Public Beach.

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Amber Yoder gives Evan Crowe, 4, a big push Saturday, Sept. 17, during the Hang Ten for Autism surf event at the Siesta Key Public Beach.
PHOTO GALLERY: Hang Ten for Autism

Saturday, Sep. 17, 2011 | Amber Yoder gives Evan Crowe, 4, a big push Saturday, Sept. 17, during the Hang Ten for Autism surf event at the Siesta Key Public Beach.

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