Disability surf event is UK’s biggest!

Watergate Bay in Cornwall is hosting the UK’s biggest disability surfing event this weekend – The Wave Project Summer Surf Challenge.

Over 150 disabled children and adults will be taking to the waves to try surfing, in many cases for the first time.

This free event is running for the fifth year in a row and is now the UK’s most significant free surf for disabled people.

Wave Project ambassadors Hannah Harding, Charlotte Banfield and Louis Sutton are set to attend to join over 60 volunteer surf mentors from across the community.

Wave Project founder Joe Taylor said: “The Summer Surf Challenge is our annual celebration of inclusive surfing, enabling disabled people to come down to the beach and try something new. It’s also a fantastic opportunity for surfers and the local community to volunteer their time to help others.

“The atmosphere down on the beach is always emotional for our surfers and their families.  Surfing may not have been something our participants have ever felt able to do, but we’ll catch waves with them and show them that they are just as able to enjoy the surf.”

The event is sponsored by insurance company MS-Amlin Plc and supported by the Watergate Bay Hotel and Extreme Academy.