The Disabled Surfers Association of the Great South Coast of Victoria is beginning its season on a high after WDEA Works donated a trailer for its needs.
Disabled Surfers Association president Neil Kelly said the new trailer would help build events.
"The trailer gives us the ability to be independent," he said.
"Before we were relying on the Ocean Grove branch to bring the gear over.
"Now we have our specialised boards and can be more mobile and ready to go."
Disabled Surfers Association committee member Aidan Nicolson was instrumental in the bringing about the new trailer.
"I saw WDEA's chief executive at one of our events and we were chatting and asking a few questions," he said.
"He asked me if there was anything we needed to apply for their community grants and then the idea for a trailer came about.
"They saw our need for it, how useful it would be for us and how it can now help us grow."
WDEA Works director of social enterprise Jack Melican was thrilled to be a part of the association's journey.
"What a fantastic cause to be a part of," he said.
"We heard about their need and we do a lot of work with disabilities.
"Now they can safely lock away and store their gear."
In the past 30 years WDEA has donated a total of $900,000 to different organisations across the south-west.
The trailer was completed by Star Printing which donated the stickers decorating the vehicle.
Mr Kelly said the Disabled Surfer Association gave people of all-abilities the chance to try their hand at surfing.
"We can give people the opportunity to do something we do everyday," he said.
"We've had an 83-year-old man in a wheelchair to a three-year-old with Down Syndrome take part.
"We give people the opportunity to ride up to four waves and it just makes them feel on top of the world.
"You just see happiness."
Growing up surfing in Port Fairy before becoming a dairy farmer and moving to Mortlake, Mr Kelly said the association was never something he thought he'd be involved in.
"I saw the ad pop up for volunteers on Facebook and I said to my wife I'd like to give it a go," he said.
"I was piloting a board with a little boy with Down Syndrome and he told me it was the greatest thing he'd ever done.
"After that I was hooked; it changed my whole life."
The Disabled Surfers Association's first event is on December 14 in Warrnambool.
Mr Kelly said a lot more volunteers were needed with 18 Champion Surfers already signed up.
It has 25 volunteers.
Volunteers don't need to be surfers as people are needed to help on land and in the shallow water.
For more information to sign up a Champion Surfer or become a volunteer head to the Disabled Surfers Association's Facebook page.
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