Better access to the beach By Liz Rogers

Surf’s up again on Saturday, January 12, and Saturday, March 16, at Point Leo for all you surfers out there who need just a little bit of help getting in and out of the water. 

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The Mornington Peninsula branch of the Disabled Surfers Association is putting together its well-loved annual event where people who have a disability come together to laugh, get wet and of course surf with the help of a dedicated bunch of volunteers who bring their might, humour and good vibes with them. This year’s beach access will be better than ever with a fully-functioning wheelchair-friendly boardwalk up and ready for action. Launched last May, the 82m structure, viewing platform and ramp down to the beach is made of tough fibreglass and timber and makes life easier for DSAMP volunteers to deliver surfers back to the change rooms. This means no more navigating the dune from the beach, which puts smiles on everyone’s dials. DSAMP, the Point Leo Foreshore Committee and the Point Leo Surf Life Saving Club were involved in the project.

If you’d like to volunteer at an event that changes people’s lives, follow this team of innovative and empathetic movers and shakers on Facebook @letsgosurfing or email [email protected] to register your interest. Aiming to “provide a safe and enjoyable surfing experience for all disabled surfers and unite the local community”, DSAMP brings the best out of people helping people who need help. 

It’s been doing that since 2011.

Ripper!


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