Disabled surfing dazzles at Ocean Grove

February 13, 2024 BY

The February meet was one of the largest in the Ocean Grove branch's history. Photos: SUPPLIED.

MORE than 300 participants and volunteers packed the beach at Ocean Grove for the return of the Disabled Surfers Association Ocean Grove meet last weekend.

Last Sunday’s event was one of the largest in the Ocean Grove branch’s history, with the hot weather and beautiful water temperature attracting over 80 disabled surfing participants from across the state.

Barwon Heads local Lee Considine surfing with one of the participants.


More than 80 participants with varying disabilities attended the surf session.


DSA Ocean Grove president Jeremy Swift said the day was a huge success.

“Our motto of smiles on dials was certainly true over the weekend, with our volunteers and surfers all having a ball in the perfect conditions,” he said.

“To have over 80 surfing participants was amazing. Surfers travelled from as far as Castlemaine to enjoy the rush of catching a few waves.

“They were supported incredibly well too by the 230 volunteers in attendance.

“A huge thanks to all those involved, and we are looking forward to our next event on the 3rd of March with great anticipation.”

Sunday’s warm weather made for pleasant conditions for surfers and volunteers.


To register as a surfer or a volunteer for the March 3 meet, head to www.disabledsurfers.org/vic-ocean-grove