The annual Disabled Surfers South Coast Hands on Day will be held in Gerroa at Seven Mile Beach. It is a fun day surfing experience for any person with a disability, no matter how challenging, with complete water supervision. All wetsuits, rash vests and soft surfboards are supplied for the day.
All participants receive a bag of goodies - thanks to participating local surf shops!
History – Water Under the Bridge.
The Disabled Surfers Association was established in 1986 by Gary Blaschke after a motorcycle accident which he lost his knee cap and under went extensive rehabilitation.
Gary saw a void that needed to be filled as over the years, many surfers with disabilities have unfortunately, been loners with no one to help them get back into the water.
Many suffer from disabilities that the general public would not consider a disability.
From asthmatics to joint injuries to paraplegic, many members have found friendship, support and have renewed their interest in surfing.
Gary’s vision quickly extended to all classes of disabilities, as it is today. A total voluntary organisation, which sets world’s best practice for Disabled Surfers