Welcome to the home of adaptive surfing.
We are the Surfing England Adaptive Crew. A collective of surfers and volunteers from all walks of life and of all abilities bonded together by a love of wave riding and deep desire to make surfing as inclusive as possible.
Adaptive surfing or para-surfing is the art of wave riding for anyone with additional physical needs or challenges. It’s about casting disability aside, focusing on ability and the art of what is possible. It might mean that surfboards are adapted with extra pads, grips and handles, or the surfer might ride laying down or on their knees. Some surfers might also work with water support, for example as guides for the visually impaired to call them into waves, or pushers for those who struggle with paddling to launch into a wave.
It’s about working together to make the line up a more inclusive space and using surfing as a positive force for change.
Because surfing can truly change lives. This is Jeremia meeting Martin, one of the S.E.A. Crew and Team England surfers, with Caroline (Jeremia’s awesome Mum) summing up better than we ever could, just what that moment meant
That picture was taken at our English Adaptive Surfing Championships. An annual pilgrimage for the Adaptive Surfing community and the S.E.A. Crew to meet, share stories and of course surf. The standard of surfing will blow you away. This crew rips. So much so that Team England Adaptive are now ranked 7th in the world and pushing for top 3 at the World Para Surfing Games to be held in California at the end of 2022. We even have our own World Champion, or rather triple world champion in the legendary Melissa Reid.
As a team, Surfing England is at the forefront of Adaptive Surfing globally with our athletes setting the world stage on fire. So you might be surprised that adaptive surfing gets no funding, not even for Team England. It is only with the support of the surfing community that we keep the adaptive journey alive.
We want you to join our S.E.A. Crew and to be part of our mission.
As a business you can become a S.E.A. Crew supporter, you get to use this epic logo on your website to tell your customers what an amazing cause you’re part of and we give you regular updates on the progress we’re making plus rights to our image bank so you can share epic shots of the team shredding and becoming future world champs! Your logo will appear in our supporters section below and you can come to our events, meet the team and you’ll even get a sticker (who doesn’t love a sticker!).
For businesses with less than 25 employees, we recommend a contribution of £250.
For businesses with more than 25 employees we recommend a contribution of £500.
If you want to do more and get involved as a major sponsor, you can get in touch with Ben [email protected] For individuals you can pick up a Surfing England membership here which massively helps to support our organisation or you can make a direct contribution to the adaptive team through our Crowdfunder.
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