There will be an introductory meeting (open to the public/anyone interested) for AdSurf (adaptive, inclusive surfing) at 7.30pm on Friday 17th March to introduce the charity, to give everyone a chance to ask questions and hopefully get involved in this charity.
It was set up in 2022, with the aim of including everyone who wants to experience the benefits of the sea and surfing. Check out the new Facebook page here.
The AdSurf website states:
Set up in 2022, after the need and desire for Adaptive Surfing in and around Bude had become increasingly evident, AdSurf recognised a huge opportunity to combine a great geographic location with an incredible community who already work together.
Starting small, we hope to develop to include everyone who wants to experience the numerous benefits of the sea and surfing, by providing accessible and adaptive surfing to people with disabilities, mental health conditions and neurodiversity.
AdSurf has access to a great deal of knowledge, experience and qualifications in adaptive surf coaching and a great local community which is already helping to facilitate this activity.
Instructors, lifeguards, fundraisers and other volunteers are all needed.
The trustees of the charity are all well-known local names in the surfing fraternity: Gill Cox (of Big Blue Surf School), Zoe Gascoyne (of Crossfit, Bude) and Pete “Smudge’ Smith (of Saltwater Safari).
The meeting will be at Cross Fit, Bude, Unit 14a, King’s Hill Industrial Estate on Friday 17th March at 7.30pm. It is expected to last for around an hour.