Have you ever fancied surfing but thought that it wouldn’t work for you because of your disability?
Asdsurf are a small but fantastic charity based on the north coast of Cornwall who provide the opportunity for everyone to get in the sea and enjoy the fun of surfing, irrespective of disability. They work with people with all types of conditions, including those with mental health concerns or neurodiversity.
The charity was set up in 2022 and was the brainchild of a small group of people who recognised the need for better provision to enable everyone to be able to try surfing. Lots of hard work and the support of the local community has enabled them to now be able to run sessions tailored to the individual, depending on their needs.
For example, they have a custom designed board with a seat, to enable people unable to sit unsupported to have a go. There is the option of additional padding or supports that can be inserted in to the chair to make it more comfortable. One of the instructors will guide the board and and there will be a team of people on hand to ensure it is a positive and memorable experience.
Beach wheelchairs are available to ensure easy access to the beach.
The charity have their own accessible changing room. They have a sling to enable instructors to easily lift users into and out of chairs. In addition, there is a council run Changing Places toilet next door with a hoist.
There is also the option for charity funding to enable those on a limited budget to take part.
The charity is being supported by a local surf school experienced in running these lessons, so they have plenty of experience and a real commitment to making this project a success. Why not give them a call and see how they can help you get in the water and have fun?