SHARING THE STOKE THROUGH ADAPTIVE SURFING

WE SURF

WE SHARE THE STOKE

WE NOURISH OUR COMMUNITY

UPCOMING ACTIVITIES

Surfing

Wheel to Surf Events:

July 2 - 9, 2024 - We are having several adaptive surfing events in Puerto Rico with Pa'Agua and installing beach matting.

July 20, 2024 - Adaptive Surfing Event with the Cure CMD group at Springmaid Pier

September 7, 2024 - Wheel to Surf 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM - 13th Ave S, Surfside, SC

October 5, 2024 - Wheel to Surf - 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM - Cherry Grove Pier, Cherry Grove, SC

Travel:

July 2 to 9, 2024 - Puerto Rico outreach trip to make beaches accessible and host adaptive surfing events.

TBA - Cartagena, Colombia outreach trip to support Amigos del Mar and the Colombian adaptive surfing.

TBA - Costa Rican outreach trip to host a Wheel to Surf event in Jaco, Costa Rica.

 

Social

 


Every Wednesday from 6:30 to 9:30, Luke hosts an Open Mic that's inclusive for all.  Main Street Tap House, North Myrtle Beach, SC.

 

 
 

 

Adaptive Bike Project

The next ride is Tuesday, June 11 at 6:30 PM meet and 7:00 PM roll at the North Myrtle Beach Sports Complex.
 
We offer an inclusive and friendly bike ride of 4 to 8 miles.  Here's a video of what the ride looks like:

 

 

Sign up here

 

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 very own Brock Johnson create the event "Wheel to Surf" in 2013.  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.

Normalize Adaptive Surfing

On most summer Sundays, you'll find us catching some waves at Cherry Grove Pier. Come join us for a casual beach day!  One day it will be normal to see adaptive surfers at every surf break in the world.

Adaptive Competition 

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

Adaptive Outreach 

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.

Adaptive Equipment 

We're designing and creating the adaptive equipment that makes adaptive surfing possible: adaptive surfboards, adaptive wetsuits and different styles of beach wheelchairs.

Coastal Adaptive Sports

Many of us serve on the board for Coastal Adaptive Sports and all of us volunteer and help with their projects - including the Adaptive Bike Project (led by our own Luke Sharp) and the Coastal Chairmen wheelchair basketball team.

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

Accessible Beaches

Beaches should be for everyone.  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.  Besides this, let's put beach matting all the way to the high tide line at public beach accesses and ramps where needed.

Healthy Beaches

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.

Inclusive Community 

All the fun stuff in our communities should be open for all whether it's concerts, bars, restaurants, open mics, bowling or whatever we do for enjoyment.  Let's leave no one out of the fun.

"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

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PARTICIPATE

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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
Volunteer
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