Hey, have you ever wanted to feel the thrill of riding the waves on a surfboard? Well now you can!
Disabled Surfing is here.
Disabled Surfers Association (DSA) organise surf days, two of which are coming up this summer. Their goal is “to provide an inclusive experience for all people with any disability to experience the rush of riding a wave.” And that they do! A small army of volunteers are there to guide and help you from start to finish to help you achieve your disabled surfing goal.
People of all ages participate, and it’s a fun day.
Ocean Grove beach offers year-round accessibility, and your family can either drive or walk. (Crossing the Barwon Heads bridge, and flat paths leading to the accessible beach area).
- Sunday 3rd February 2019– Ocean Grove Main Beach (surfing starts at 9 am)
- Sunday 3rd March 2019– Ocean Grove Main Beach (surfing starts at 9 am)
Registration is from 8 am for Participants, Carers and Volunteers at Ocean Grove Main Beach.
Safety briefings for volunteers at 8.45 am.
For group registration you’ll need to call prior and book.
Ocean Grove Surf Club.
I’ve added a map of the recommended walking path from 100 Hitchcock to the beach below.
At the beach, there are:
- Special needs changing/amenities
- Wheelchair ramp access from the car park all the way to the sand
- Specialised Beach Wheelchairs (to suit adults and children)
Year-round beach wheelchair hire:
Their Specialised Beach Wheelchairs are available for use along the Bellarine and Surf coast free of charge by the community at any time by arrangement. This enables a person with special needs to experience the beach at any time with family and friends all year round. The tidal river two blocks from 100 Hitchcock is absolutely perfect for this activity. Gentle waves, and not too deep.
Bookings are essential as they are quite popular, and can be made by contacting Go Ride A Wave on 1300 132 441
The Sandcruiser has large balloon-like tyres which make for easy access on soft sand and in shallow water and is ideal for people who have limited mobility.
Barwon Heads and Ocean Grove offer a vast range of activities, from flat riding paths, to free hire of beach wheelchairs, music festivals and much more. Check out our other blog topics on things to do around 100 Hitchcock here:
Definitely worth booking your accommodation at 100 Hitchcock for one of these weekends. Be sure to start planning now, as weekends book quickly over summer. To book, click here:
The DSA organise events like this around Australia.
So, if you are unable to get to Barwon Heads, check out other locations around Australia here:
To Resister to participate with the event DSA Ocean Grove are organising here:
Or if you need to talk to someone, here are the details:
Mobile: 0423 486 798
Lots of Accessible friendly activities around Barwon Heads
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