People of all abilities braved Warrnambool’s icy waters to try surfing on Saturday and they loved every minute of it.
More than 60 volunteers and 37 surfers took to Lady Bay on modified equipment for the south-west Disabled Surfing Association event.
President Aidan Nicolson said the past three years had been so successful another event would be held on February 9.
“It was really cool,” Mr Nicolson said.
“The kids were smiling and having a great time but the parents on the beach were equally as excited because they’re watching their kids do something that potentially they thought they wouldn’t get the opportunity to do.
“Because we’ve got such a big army of volunteers we’re able to make sure the kids are really safe in the water.
“If it’s just you it’s almost impossible to take some kids to the beach and get them onto a surfboard.”
He said participants were a mix of returning and new surfers from across the south-west and the volunteers had a great time too.
“It’s a day for everyone,” he said.
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