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

 

Adaptive Surfing for people with disabilities.

Adaptive Surfing, now Parasurfing, was introduced to the disabled community of South Africa for the first time in 2011 and the first event hosted 15 disabled individuals. Every year the event grew in size to a point where numerous adaptive surf clubs has sprouted nation wide. 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. At the moment Adaptive Surfing is in a fast paced developing stage on an international scale with the first ever World Adaptive Surfing Championships that was hosted in 2015 with 17 countries that represented. Its 2022 and the ISA has plans well underway to include Parasurfing in the Paralympics for the 2028 games. If you are a South African resident with a disability and you surf or have surfed before your disability, please contact us for more information on adaptive surf clubs in South Africa and we will put you in contact with an adaptive surf club near you. If there is no club near you and you are as passionate about surfing like us, we will help you start your own club. 


Weskus Surfing Club - Establishing a Surf Culture

Extreme Abilities set out in 2011 with a mission to create a platform where disabled people can gain access to the ocean and learn to surf with their disabilities. With great success, we have shifted and expanded our focus on not just disabled people, but now the youth of the West Coast too, will be able to gain access to the ocean and learn to surf. Without a surf culture that generates interest and cultivates talent, it is extremely difficult to host events for disabled people when there are no able bodied people surfing in the region. 

Our Goals

Short term
·      Establish a surf lifesaving club on the West Coast, Columbine Peninsula
·      Teach youth different surf disciplines to host first surf competitions


Long term
·      Train lifeguards and establish three fully manned stations on the Peninsula by 2025
·      Three clubs/stations with five people each (15 Lifeguards) enrolled
·      Have a surf club infrastructure where school students in Saldanhabay Municipal area have access to the surf/lifesaving competition platforms



 




    Support us by making an EFT donation...

       Extreme Abilities is a registered article 18 A non profit organisation, which means tax reclaim benefits for you.

 



Account Holder: Extreme Abilities Community Works NPC
Name of Bank: Nedbank
Branch Name: Vredenburg
Branch Code: 198765
Account Number: 1080042733
Account type:  Cheque/Current
SWIFT code: NEDSZAJJ

...or by donating your old surfboards and wetsuits

Being at the forefront of adaptive surfing world wide, having to innovate and find new ways to surf, we need equipment that we can modify and test to the limits. A lot of beginner adaptive surfers don't have the resources to attain their own gear and equipment. Extreme Abilities serve as a platform where those less privileged can have access to adaptive surf gear. If you have old boards, wetsuits, surf/dive gear, we would greatly appreciate any donations. Contact us and we will make collection arrangements.