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Last weekend saw the first Far North Coast Disabled Surfers event for the year at Evans Head bringing joy to around 40 participants who had great fun getting on a board. 

The Disabled Surfers Association NSW Far North Coast (DSAFNC) run five free events per year between October and March across five locations up and down the Far North Coast from Byron Bay to Yamba.

‘We had about 110 people including participants, carers and volunteers on Saturday (14 October),’ Dylan Chisholm, President DSAFNC told The Echo. 

‘The conditions were amazing with super light winds and light swells. We ran three groups and got lots of waves.’

Last weekend was the first of five events for the Disabled Surfers Association NSW Far North Coast. Photo Disabled Surfers Association NSW Far North Coast

Volunteers needed 

The next event will take place at Lennox Head and to run the events volunteers are needed to ensure there is plenty of care for everyone who wants to get involved. 

‘At the end of each event, we offer a free BBQ lunch to all involved to round out a fun day out on the beach and in the water. The events are totally free and we service all types of disabilities and age groups ranging from autism all the way through to quadriplegics,’ said DSAFN in their media release. 

‘Being a non-profit, the DSA is run by volunteers who give up their time to help others, and we rely on donations and grants to fund our events and maintain the equipment. We are currently reaching out to local businesses and organisations to see if they would like to get involved, and assist with sponsorship for the upcoming season.’

The next event will take place at Lennox Head on 18 November. Photo Disabled Surfers Association NSW Far North Coast

Lennox on 18 November

The next event will take place at Lennox Head on 18 November followed by Yamba on 9 December, Byron Bay on 17 February 2024 and finally Lennox Head on 16 March 2024.

To volunteer or find out more information you can go to the DSAFarNorthCoast Facebook page or check out the Disabled Surfers Association of Australia website.


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