In the summer of 2013, our director and head coach, Ben Clifford, took the plunge and set up Wales’ first adaptive and inclusive surf school. Surfability UK was born, and we were on a mission to make surfing accessible for everyone.
This is the story of how Surfability UK began.
Where We Are Now
We’ve come a long way. Once a small surf school working out of a car, Surfability UK is now a world leading adaptive surf school. We operate out of two purpose built buildings on Caswell Bay on the Gower, with accessible changing rooms, kit drying facilities and extensive kit storage for our ever growing range of accessible equipment.
We are at the forefront of global adaptive surfing. For the last few years, our coaches Ben Clifford and Toby Williams have managed the Welsh Adaptive Surfing Team, attending multiple international competitions, including the World Adaptive Surfing Championships in California every year.
Our involvement with global adaptive surfing continues to grow. Our head coach and director, Ben Clifford, recently co-wrote the International Surfing Association Adaptive Surf Instructor Qualification. This qualification, based off the operating procedures developed at Surfability UK, is setting a world standard for adaptive surf instructing.