“Overall this was a great course that showed me a side of surfing that I had not considered before. I would absolutely recommend this course to any surf instructors, as the lessons learned can be applied to more than just adaptive surfing.” – James
Tag Archives: Surfability superheroes
Surfability Seal Rescue
A few weeks ago, whilst working in the Canthed Centre at Caswell, Ben found a seal pup on the beach. It was amazingly well camouflaged in the stones, with most people walking on the beach completely unaware it was even there.
Awesome Photography by Celf Calon
Thanks to Betsan from Celf Calon photography, we are spoilt for choice when choosing gorgeous photos to use on our website and social media channels. You’ll also find Betsan’s beautiful photos all over the walls of our new centre at Caswell.Continue reading
2020 English Adaptive Surfing Open
The 2020 English Adaptive Surfing Open took place on October 3rd at The Wave, Bristol. We were stoked to have four athletes representing Wales: Ethan Jolosa, Katie Richards, Llywelyn Sponge Williams, and Isaac Heaher. We headed up to support them, as well as run the water safety for the event.Continue reading
Check out this epic and beautiful documentary from UNILAD.
Featuring Surfability U.K. CIC and some of our inspirational participants, this instalment of UNILAD Goodness (here) is unadulterated, feel-good gold.
The Surfability Surfer’s have been enjoying the calm before the arrival of Storm Callum at Caswell Bay this week.
After many, many requests for the Surfability UK CIC website to start accepting donations; we are pleased to finally announce the introduction of our donation button. Our web development team are working towards the opening of Surfability UK website shop where you can purchase our merchandise and make larger donations. Our donation button is open for anyone wishing to make their contribution in the interim.
Happy Birthday Surfability!
As Surfability U.K. CIC celebrates its 5th birthday today, the team here at the Surfability Headquarters are reflecting on the incredible journey Ben and all of his participants, volunteers and supporters have shared.
We would not be where we are today without the help of:
- Steve and the Wales Co-op Centre
- The Prince’s Trust
- Children In Need
- Disability Sport Wales
- Jamie Rewbridge
- Cerebra and UWTSD
- Mark and Swansea University School of Management
- Welsh Surf Federation
- Anna and Rob Parton
- Karenza Cassidy
- Bronwen Warner and The Gumby Legacy
- All our coaches and volunteers
- All our amazing surfers and their families
- Everyone who has fundraised and donated to us
- The LC
- Parmi and IncludeMeToo
- The Team at NPT Children’s Centre
- Rehab Engineering Morristown Hospital
- Special kids
- The Swans Community Trust
- Seren and Kasey
- Simon and Gower Surf
- My family
And a special thanks of course to:
- Elmo for keeping us all fed
- Kai and Leanne for being fearless test pilots
- Toby for all his time and effort volunteering and then coaching
- Ben and Nate for being co-directors and all their advice
- Stu and Steve for being willing to put up with a surf school’s worth of surfboards in your flat when we first started!
- And anyone else who we missed out: We love you all!
And of course, to Benjamin Clifford! Without his incredible and unwavering commitment to his dream of making surfing a reality for everyone in the UK, none of us would be here today!
“Thank you, Ben! There isn’t a day that goes by where you aren’t making the world a better place, adapted wave by adapted wave!”
There may have been clouds in the sky but spirits were still high for this week’s Saturday Squad.Continue reading
Levels of stoke soared at today’s Saturday Squad as Andrew Price and the ITV Coast and Country Team joined our surfers at Caswell Bay.
Don’t forget to keep tuning in to ITV’s Coast and Country (here) to be sure not to miss the action!
Interested to learn a little more about Andrew? Why not visit him on instagram (here)!
The sun has got his hat on and so have our Saturday surfers! Continue reading
How Do We Do It?
In this week’s edition of How Do We Do It, we’re sharing a little insight into how we do our training. After all, ensuring that our skills are top notch is an important part of making adaptive surfing enjoyable and safe for all our participants.
Controlling the tandem board with another person in the seat requires a lot of skill and practice. The team at Surfability UK take every opportunity to get out the back and practice. And as you can see, even our volunteers get stoked!
The Saturday Squad
Spring is in the air this morning and our Saturday Squad are taking full advantage of the sunshine.
If you’re feeling tempted to try surfing for the first time or your surfboard is gathering dust, there’s no better time to get in the water. Summer’s on its way and Surfability can adapt a wave for everyone!
How Do We Do It?
As part of our How Do We Do It weekly segment, we’ve decided to share something a little different and very special with you today.
This week’s video is The Story of Michael, brought to you by Tobii Dynavox (a revolutionary company who’s aim is to assist every person, regardless of their disability, with communication).
Michael surfed with us last year and to call him inspirational… well, that would simply be an understatement!
How Do We Do It?
Getting the surfboard to the waters’ edge is not always easy for our participants. So how do you manage it, you might ask?
Well, the answer is surprisingly simple. With the use of our surfboard transport trolley! A truly ingenious piece of kit, the transport trolley puts our surfboards on wheels. This enables us to move multiple boards down the beach at once.
Of course, some of our superhero surfers prefer to carry their own boards and this ok by us too!