Adapted surfing was introduced to the disabled community of the Western Cape when the first ever Adapted Surfing event, hosted by Extreme Abilities and Surfing South Africa at Big Bay, was held at Big Bay Bloubergstrand in December 2011.
Together with Surfing South Africa and with support from the Department of Sport and Recreation South Africa, Extreme Abilities is hosting the third Adapted Surfing event on December 8th 2013,International Disability Awareness Day.
70 participants with different disabilities, ranging from high spinal cord injuries and amputees to intellectual disabilities and blindness, will be participating in this event.
The aim of Extreme Abilities and Surfing South Africa at this event is to give opportunities to individuals who live with disabilities to explore their own capabilities and experience the freedom of riding a wave.
In order for the participants to get to ride a wave Surfing South Africa will be providing six qualified International Surfing Association Coaches to run the programme but the day will not be successful unless at least 100 volunteers turn out to assist the participants get down to the water’s edge and onto the waves.
Information on the Adapted Surfing Day and application forms for participants and volunteers is available on www.extremeabilities.co.za and from Surfing South Africa at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please be a part of our Adapted Surfing event on Sunday December 8th and come down to Big Bay Bloubergstrand on December 8th and give our participants a helping hand.
If you would like to be part of this event or support it in any way please contact Robin de Kock at Surfing South Africa at email@example.com or Dries Millard of Extreme Abilities at firstname.lastname@example.org