Because who doesn’t enjoy a beach day? Access paths leading from the parking lot to the water are becoming more popular, making adaptive surfing blow up. No matter the shoreline you’re gazing from, luck is by your side because programs and events are worldwide. Surfing like most sports have adaptations to help people of all abilities bomb a barrel.

The Basics

Equipment Options

Adaptive surfing like most adaptive sports has a plethora of adaptive equipment to fit most users’ needs. Waveskis, surfboards, personal floatation devices, mobile access paths, and beach wheelchairs are a few pieces of equipment needed for a successful surf.

Injury Level Considerations

Remember that you’ll need to have some comfort in water but don’t need to be a pro swimmer to surf. Most programs have staff and volunteers to help out in the water. A day on the beach can be sunny and hot so make sure you have your beach umbrella, cold water, and sunscreen to help keep you comfortable.

Ease of Access

As long as you have a coast close by, you should be able to find some waves to surf. Remember beaches are tough to get around if you have a mobility impairment. Do some research before you go to see if your local beach has an access path that gets you to the water or if they have a beach wheelchair you can use for the day.


Beach Wheelchairs

Mobile Access Paths


Instructional Videos

Check out a few videos from people in the KBF community to learn the basics of equipment, transfers, and a few tips and tricks to help you surf some waves. We’re missing something? Email [email protected] to help us fill the gaps.

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