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.
In 2018, DSA started its Great Southern chapter and has had strong participation levels in the first two Let's Go Surfing Days.
Saturday the 21st of April is the final session for 2018 at Middleton Beach and Kerry and Billie from DSA Great Southern urged the community to get behind this great event.
Let's Go Surfing Day
21st of April 2018
Middleton Beach from 9am to 12noon
Free BBQ for participants and volunteers