SHARING THE STOKE THROUGH ADAPTIVE SURFING

WE SURF

WE SHARE THE STOKE

WE NOURISH OUR COMMUNITY

Duke Kahanamoku said, "Surfing is the greatest thrill of my life."

And we agree.

It's a dance with the ocean, in that sweet spot between control and surrender, and everyone deserves the chance to experience it. 
 
Living with a disability shouldn't disqualify you from that chance.
 
At Adaptive Surf Project, we know that with enough teamwork and imagination nothing is impossible. So we've come together to radically reimagine who has access to the joy of surfing.
 
So whether we're designing specialty surfboards, installing beach matting, or training adaptive surf teams, the goal is the same:
 
To help more friends experience the thrill of walking on water.
surfer holding boy with legs crossed on surfboard

WE SURF

Wheel to Surf

Our flagship event is a surf clinic for individuals who happen to have a disability. It's an opportunity for anyone to experience the joy of surfing.

Informal surf sessions

On most summer Sundays, you'll find us catching some waves at Cherry Grove Pier. Come join us for a casual beach day!

Team ASP

Team ASP is our team of athletes who surf competitively, at the local, national, and international levels. Reach out for more info.

WE SHARE THE STOKE

Outreach trips

We want adaptive surfing to grow worldwide. So we travel nationally and internationally to train and equip interested groups to host their own adaptive surfing events. Learn more.

A chair at every pier

Beach wheelchairs can be hard to find and difficult to travel with. We're on a mission to put a beach wheelchair at every public pier on the east coast - so that when you see a pier, you know there's a chair.

Knowledge base

We've learned a lot over the years and we want to share that knowledge to inspire and nurture more inclusive communities to improve lives through adaptive surfing.

adaptive surfer on seated board with group of volunteers giving thumps up
two guys in beach wheelchairs and one girl smiling

WE NOURISH OUR COMMUNITY

Beach access

You can't enjoy what you can't access. We work to ensure our beaches are accessible to all by making beach wheelchairs, ramps, and matting available on as many local beaches as possible.

Beach health

The beach is our home and we want to take care of it. We do beach cleanup days and we support other local efforts to keep our beaches and ocean healthy.

Loco for locals!

A strong network of local partners is vital to a thriving community. We love frequenting local businesses, using local vendors, and supporting our friends at other adaptive sports organizations in the area.

"The moment I get in the ocean, I don't feel any pain at all. It takes the worries of the world away, every time you're there."

Ernie Johnson
Competitive Adaptive Surfer

Together, we're gonna do BIG THINGS

In 2023 we're taking it to the next level. Let's achieve these goals together.

ASP goals

GET INVOLVED

1

PARTICIPATE

Sign up for an upcoming activity
2

VOLUNTEER

Have time, skills, or gumption? Great!
3

DONATE

One-time, monthly, or sponsor a project

"The inclusivity ASP provides is beautiful and gives me hope for humanity."

Cory Hellyer
ASP Board Member

UPCOMING ACTIVITIES

Surfing

Wheel to Surf
  • May 6, 2023
  • Folly Beach, SC
  • Registration tbd

Social

Christmas Parade Day Fundraiser
  • Dec. 3, 2022
  • Margaritaville - Myrtle Beach
  • Raffle prizes: including signed Cam Richards surfboard, 2 bikes, and much more!
  • Live music from The Goofy Footers
  • Raffle tickets here
 

Other Sports

Adaptive Bike Ride
  • Jan 8, 2023 @ 3pm
  • North Myrtle Beach Sports Complex
  • Sign up here
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