Adaptive/Para

TEAM ENGLAND PARA (ADAPTIVE)

Team England Para (Adaptive) are the elite surfers in this discipline. Para or also known as adaptive surfing is the form of surfing for people with a disability.

Our squad are ambitious and talented, training hard to win medals at the ISA World Para Surfing Championships, where our best performance was in 2023, placing 4th in the World as a team, as well as 3 individual medals. The team are supported by a brilliant network of knowledgeable coaches, specialists in fields such as psychology, all headed up by Phil Williams, Team Manager. All the support staff are volunteers and we are hugely grateful for their commitment to Para Surfing.

The ISA are the World Governing body for surfing, and currently have 9 divisions for Para Surfing.

At Surfing England, we also run an annual English Para Surfing Open, a competition which brings together para surfers from all over the World to compete. The 2024 dates are currently in review.

Team England Para are proudly supported by MuscleFood UK, a brand who offer a healthy food delivery service, specialising in high protein.

Contact us: info@surfingengland.org

Management Team

Phil Williams

Team Manager

Spike Kane

Adaptive Advisor & Director of Stoke

Matt Harwood

Lead Coach

Renee Godfrey

Lead Coach

Matty Hammersley

Lead Coach

Jack Patching

Lead Coach

Melissa Reid

Coach

Harry Jowett-Spring

Coach

Ian Bennett

Coach

Matt Jones

Coach

Kevin Dring

Coach

Andy Banks

Coach

Dr. Lindsay Woodford

Sports Psychologist

Squad

Spike Kane

Para Surf Sit

Charlotte Banfield

Para Surf Stand 2

Melissa Reid

Para Surf Visually Impaired 2

Hannah Dines

Para Surf Prone 2 (assist)

Mark Hagger

Para Surf Prone 2 (assist)

Suzanne Edwards

Para Surf Prone 1 (non assist)

Martin Pollock

Para Surf Kneel

Natasha Davies

Para Surf Prone 2 (assist)

David Lewis

Para Surf Visually impaired 2

Louis Sutton

Zoe Smith

Para Surf Stand 2

Harlum Lewis

Para Surf Prone 1 (non assist)

Oliver Vaughan Jones

Para Surf Kneel

Andy Guy

Para Surf Prone 2 (assist)

Stephen Lightbown

Para Surf Prone 1 (non-assist)

David Jeffery

Para Surf Stand 1

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