Surfing the wave of opportunity

The hugely popular ‘Let’s Go Surfing Day’ is set to return to Bunker Bay on Saturday 20 January and the call is out for assistance from the general public.

The event, which is hosted by the Disabled Surfer’s Association South West and supported by Busselton Water, enables people with a disability the opportunity to embrace the waves and try surfing for the first time, or build on their skills.

Having enough volunteers on hand to make sure participants are safe is paramount to the success of the day which is why Busselton Water CEO Chris Elliot is encouraging locals and visitors alike to head down to the beach and be a part of it.

“Disabled Surfer’s Association South West does a fantastic job bringing people together with this event and we’re fortunate to have such a passionate group of people at the helm of such a valuable community organisation. But, they can’t do it alone – they need plenty of volunteers to ensure the surfers are well supported – in the water and on the beach,”

Busselton Water is pleased to be supporting the Association, which runs four Let’s Go Surfing Days each summer, again in 2018.

Disabled Surfers Association South West President Ant Pursell said that they were always grateful for the support they receive to make these days happen.

“We believe it’s important to give people with varying disabilities the chance to have a safe, happy and dignified surfing experience,” he said.

“It’s really great fun for everyone, including our volunteers. There’s nothing quite like seeing the grin on someone’s face who surfs for the first time, especially someone who didn’t think they’d ever get the opportunity to do it!

Volunteers will be needed between 7am and 12.30pm, but do not have to stay for the full duration. To get involved, or to learn more, contact Ant Pursell on 9755 4037 or at [email protected].