An Ocean of Possibilities!

AccesSurf is a nonprofit creating community based programs for anyone with a disability to enjoy the water!

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Our Goals

-Assist people with disabilities to explore their own level of performance in the ocean environment;
-Act as an advocate for accessibility to the water that will allow people with limited mobility to reach the beach (i.e. wheelchairs, assisted devices, strollers, etc.);
-Provide adaptive equipment with educational programs for the advancement of adaptive surfing;
-Develop partnerships to expand the awareness of safe adaptive aquatic recreation.(like these)

Our Vision

In the aloha spirit that Duke Kahanamoku, “The Father of Surfing,” introduced surfing to others, AccesSurf will be the leader in recreation and leisure opportunities in the beach environment for people with disabilities through providing therapeutic instruction for the advancement of adaptive surfing and ocean recreation throughout the state of Hawaii and worldwide for generations to come.

Our Mission

AccesSurf empowers people with disabilities by providing adaptive surfing instruction and therapeutic educational programs on water recreation and enriches lives by assisting families to access the beach and ocean in a barrier free environment.

“I was able to feel free and normal for the first time in year!”

-Kendra, AccesSurf participant

“Surfing has made me confident to try new things”

-Javier, Wounded Warrior