About the DSAA

The Disabled Surfers Association was established in 1986 by Gary Blaschke after a motorcycle accident which he lost his knee cap and under went extensive rehabilitation.

Gary saw a void that needed to be filled as over the years, many surfers with disabilities have unfortunately, been loners with no one to help them get back into the water.

Many suffer from disabilities that the general public would not consider a disability.

From asthmatics to joint injuries to paraplegic, many members have found friendship, support and have renewed their interest in surfing.

Gary’s vision quickly extended to all classes of disabilities, as it is today. A total voluntary organisation, which sets world’s best practice for Disabled Surfers.

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"I had the best time at Umina. I so enjoyed myself and would like to thank Rae and the volunteers who made it possible for me to have a surf. I loved every minute so thank you. Looking forward to the next day!!"

 

Kirsty K., Participant

Our Mission

We want to put "Smiles On Dials" by taking people of all disabilities surfing in a fun, friendly and safe environment.

 

Our Vision

We want to keep giving people of all disabilities the amazing experience of surfing and continue to set worlds best practice for safe, fun surfing experiences.

 

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