Extreme Abilities

You're only as limited as you allow yourself to be


Surf Events

Follow the links below for full event reviews on each of the events we hosted since the inception of Adaptive Surfing in South Africa as well as other adaptive surf events organized by other like minded groups that followed the path we set out.

Timeline of our past events

2011 Big Bay

2012 Big Bay

2013 Big Bay

2014 Strand

2015 Big Bay

2017 Strand

2018 Strand

2019 Big Bay

2020 Hout Bay

Other initiatives in South Africa



Learn to Surf 

Extreme Abilities may be on the forefront of the Adaptive Surfing scene, but we also want everyone else who want to surf have the opportunity to connect with the ocean and ride waves.  Surf lessons on the West Coast will be hosted on the local Weskus beach Langstrand at Trekoskraal, and Paternoster main beach area. 

Students from schools based in the Saldanhabay Municipal area are welcome to sign up for their first lessons. More information and instructions for sign up by contacting us.

Adaptive Surf Clinics

In order to reach as many people as we can with adaptive surfing, we pack our gear and boards into our modified surf and wheelchair trailer so that we can host a surf event almost anywhere, if beach accessibility is not an issue. If you have a disability or know someone who does and would like us to come to your town and show you the ropes, get in contact with us to do a collaboration event.

A lot of our focus will be placed on ocean safety and conservation. We will be visiting schools in the area to rally students to part take in beach cleanups and educate them of safety and conservation issues and how they can make a positive impact and have fun surfing while doing it.

Youth Surf Therapy

Saldanha is predominantly a fishing and industrial town. Surrounded by ocean it lends for plenty of surf opportunity. The local community has up until now been estranged to the beach and ocean life and Extreme Abilities is set on changing this by reintroducing the ocean to the youth in the form of Surf Therapy. Like many other townships and informal settlements, Saldanha faces its own social challenges with gangsterism, drug abuse and teen pregnancies on the top of the long list. Following the example of other non profit organizations locally we aim to achieve the same success in youth development through Surf Therapy in the Saldanhabay Municipal area.