The Swell Life

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Izzy Paskowiz is a well-known surfer. The Swell Life shows Izzy and his family. They run a surfing school together. He has a wife named Danielle and they have three wonderful children. One of their children has autism. They run a non-profit organization to help children with autism.

Saturday 12:00 PM et/pt on OWN
1 Season, 9 Episodes
August 6, 2011
Reality, Action & Adventure, Kids & Family, Sports
Cast: Danielle Paskowitz As Herself; Izzy Paskowitz As Himself
The Swell Life

The Swell Life Full Episode Guide

  • Surf Camp is closed for the winter and there are big changes happening at the Paskowitz ranch. The family gathers for dinner at Elah and Chris' new home.

  • 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.

  • Surf instructor Jade connects to a student with high functioning autism at Surf Camp and vows to reconnect with his own autistic son. Will the reality of the situation overwhelm him? Izzy tries to connect with Danielle by entering a horse competition.

  • Danielle and Izzy learn about Elah's plans to move in with her boyfriend. Danielle stays home to monitor Isaiah's behavior after his recent meltdown.

  • Isaiah has a breakdown and is rushed to the ER, unnerving Izzy and Danielle.

  • Isaiah's obsessive-compulsive disorder is investigated, 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.

  • Isaiah sings with Nick's band, but needs a little help. Danielle decides to give him some lessons, which improves his singing. Eli struggles living in his father's surfing shadow.

  • The beginning of the summer is hectic for former pro-surfer Izzy Paskowitz and his wife Danielle: Elah 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.