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Adaptive Surfing

We try our best to cater for people of all ages and abilities, including those with physical, learning and sensory impairments. It was a dream come true for us to host the English Adaptive Surf Championships here at the start of July for the second year running: it was an incredibly special day for us all.

We want everyone to be able to enjoy The Wave and we are big supporters of adaptive surfing, and work hard to provide an accessible surf experience for as many people as we can.

The term ‘Adaptive Surfing’ refers to those with additional needs or challenges, such as those with a disability, that require extra assistance, specialised equipment or an adapted surfing experience to match their abilities.

We are working to develop our adaptive booking process and experience, and at this stage ask anyone interested in adaptive surfing at The Wave to get in touch to discuss the individual or group wishing to surf.

Blue badge holders can be issued with a disabled parking pass upon arrival at the Gatehouse. Parking spots do not need to be pre-booked.

There are disabled toilets located around our site and we also have changing rooms fitted with a seated shower for after your surf.

How To Book


Please contact us at hello@thewave.com with the subject title “Adaptive Surfing Request”. We will require additional information on the individuals disability or additional needs before any booking is arranged, to ensure we can fully deliver a great experience, with the appropriate support and equipment. Please also reference any preferred dates/times, ensuring it is at least 3 weeks’ notice.

We ask that anyone wishing to surf with us has a degree of water confidence and that you consider the risks and challenges, as well as the amazing opportunities and benefits, that an action sport such as surfing can have. For additional general information about The Wave and our accessibility please see our FAQs.

 


Get in contact

Please get in contact at least 3 weeks prior to your surf