Surfing for People with Autism and Disabilities
Everyone should be able to surf! So we make that happen. We have helped many people over the years get in the sea and enjoy the waves in a fun and safe environment!
Depending on the individual’s needs and abilities, we can offer anything from a ‘learn to surf’ session to a tandem wave riding experience. We have experience of working with young people with all types of needs including autism, Asperger’s syndrome and Down’s syndrome. We can cater for groups, schools or individuals.
We have adapted paddle boards for tandem riding; surfer + instructor on the same board, as well as extra wide surfboards for solo riding which gives extra stability making everything as easy and as fun as possible.
All lessons are one to one with an instructor, so it is really safe in the water. We have buoyancy aids available to be used if needed.
These sessions are just £35 per session for a 1.5 hour session and all equipment is provided.
Feedback from our surfers
You were amazing with the children and all achieved far more than any of us could have imagined. They were all exausted on the journey home, including the helpers!! I am sure that when the word gets around about how fab it went, we will have lots of other children wanting to take up this wonderful opportunity next year! One parent rang me to say her son had been having a terrible time, constantly having ticks etc but since returning on Sunday was a different lad- that really does make it so worth while.
One of the group said how much he enjoyed it all. His support worker commented, ‘I don’t know what you did down there but you have changed.’ I believe that he has found an inner strength he never thought he had and that he can do whatever he sets his mind on – with the right support.