Disabled Surfers Association Great Southern ready to hit the waves for 2022

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Juniper De Vos enjoys the waves at Middleton Beach in 2020.
Camera IconJuniper De Vos enjoys the waves at Middleton Beach in 2020. Credit: Sarah Makse/Albany Advertiser

Disabled Surfers Association Great Southern will be back in full swing on Saturday with its first surf session of the year at Middleton Beach.

Surfers with disability will hit the waves for the first of four monthly Let’s Go Surfing Days followed by February 19, March 12 and April 2.

It marks the fifth year of the local Disabled Surfers Association branch which helps people with all disabilities across Australia discover the joys of surfing in a safe and supportive environment.

DSA Great Southern president Kerry Oakley encouraged interested surfers and volunteers to come down and enjoy the morning, with beach toys available for people not keen to have a go on the board.

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“The best part is seeing the enjoyment on their faces and the smiles on the surfers . . . some of them might have never had that experience in the water in a safe environment,” she said.

“We are looking forward to the first event and we are hoping it will be a huge success and that everyone who comes down has fun, as that is what it is about.”

Ms Oakley said the DSA Great Southern was always on the lookout for volunteers with all levels of surfing experience to help as many surfers as possible on to the water.

Registrations open at 9am on Saturday at Middleton Beach with surfing from 9.30am to noon.

The surf session will be followed by presentations and a free sausage sizzle with COVID-safe procedures in place.

To register, visit eventbrite or the Disabled Surfers Association Great Southern Facebook page.

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