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Summer Surf Challenge - an accessible surfing experience

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The Wave Project is a charity that aims to break down barriers, get more people surfing, and help change lives. Their Summer Surf Challenge is a chance for a weekend of surfing for disabled people and is completely free to take part in, with all ages and abilities welcome. 

The annual Summer Surf Challenge for 2018 will be taking place on the 7th and 8th of July this year at Watergate Bay

The Surf Challenge takes place in Cornwall, and offers disabled people of all ages the opportunity to try surfing free of charge. This year will mark its third year at Watergate Bay since it’s move from Fistral Beach.

Pro surfers and former champions, including Hannah Harding and Tom Butler have attended previous events.

Attendees are supported by hundreds of volunteers from all over the country who come to help others enjoy the benefits of surfing. The event is also supported by Watergate Bay’s Extreme Academy, and Surfing England. City-based insurance firm Amlin contribute to the funding of the event each summer as the title sponsor for the event.

Wave Project CEO Joe Taylor said: 

“The Summer Surf Challenge is a hugely popular event that is all about inclusiveness and trying something new. It is an opportunity for disabled people to try surfing without any barriers. But it is also a chance for surfers and the local community to volunteer their time to help others.

Nick Rees, Operations manager for Surfing England, their media partner for the Summer Surf Challenge, said:

 “Adaptive surfing is a shared passion between The Wave Project and Surfing England and we couldn’t be happier to be a part of this valuable event, we’re really looking forward to being a part of the weekend and can’t wait to see lots of people down on the beach.”

Is this something you would be interested in? To register to take part in the event or to sign up as a volunteer just head over to


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