“Emma is a highly skilled and competent surfing instructor and also registered Occupational Therapist. She has an outstanding character and is driven by her motivation to use Ability Surf as an avenue to champion those with a disability and ensure that they have the same opportunities to pursue a passion for surfing and access to the ocean as any other resident in the Northern Rivers.”

Corinne Cribb, Speech Pathology Practice Lead. Autism Spectrum Australia (ASPECT).

“I am in the green zone and I feel happy when I am surfing. Emma’s surf school is really cool.”

– Logan, Surfer, 9 years old.

“He comes out happy and bouncing, smiling and relaxed. He is reset and calm for the rest of the night. He is so comfortable with Emma he hasn’t got the anxiety leading up to the activity like he gets in some mainstream /big group activities. To see your child achieving something you never thought possible is an amazing feeling!”

– Kellie, parent of surfer

“He expresses a lot of excitement and joy when he knows he has a surfing lesson with Emma. He counts down the days until the next lesson. He bounces out of bed on his surf days happy and excited. He has never been passionate about anything like this before and it’s amazing for us to see. It’s a great conversation for him to communicate with his peers about. It has increased his appetite and self-confidence.”

– Nigel, parent of surfer

We can’t wait to share a wonderful surfing and ocean experience with you!

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    We acknowledge the Bundjalung people of the Bundjalung Nation who are the traditional custodians of the land on which we work and live, and recognise their continuing connection to land, water and community. We pay respect to Elders past, present and emerging.
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