Welcome to the Central Coast branch of the Disabled Surfers Association of Australia. Established in 2005, our mantra is “Putting Smiles on Dials”
A trip to the beach is a quintessential Aussie experience. Providing a safe and enjoyable opportunity for people with a disability to do so is made possible by our awesome trained volunteers. We cater for all disabilities and age is no barrier.
Our “Smiles on Dials” days are held at Umina Beach and Toowoon Bay with the full support of the surf clubs.
We need volunteers in and out of the water so if you feel you would like to be a part of this amazing experience, please contact our committee members.
Check out the below video from our recent event at Toowoon Bay:
Donate now for us to be able to renew our equipment:
As a fully volunteer run organisation, all donations go toward providing a safe and happy experiance for our participants and volunteers by ensuring the best possible equipment, the upkeep of our trailer and provisions for four events per season at Umina Beach and Toowoon Bay. Our volunteers supervised by Team Leaders and Beach Marshalls love what they do and will show up rain or shine to ensure our surfers have a great day. Without any funding except for the occasional grant, donations allow us to continue providing this invaluable experience.
Branch Contact Details
|President & Publicity: Rae Fiechter
Phone: 0415 866 485
|Secretary: Pauline Maniskas
Phone: 0416 332 166
Don’t forget you can always jump on to Facebook and “like us” to keep in touch with event dates, photos and news as well:
Our “Smiles on Dials” event days will be held on
Saturday 6th February 2021 – Umina
Saturday 6th March – Toowoon Bay
Saturday 27th March – Umina
Saturday 10th April – Toowoon Bay
All events are subject to change/cancellation depending on current health warnings and guidelines.
Event sign in is from 9am for volunteers and participants and we usually hit the water by 9.30am.
Participants must register for events via Pauline (details above) and be accompanied by a carer on the day. A free BBQ and presentation follows each event.
Thank you to Safe N Sound Self Storage Tuggerah for their support. Visit their website to find out more
If you would like to become a member of the DSA, please download a: DSA membership flyer
Recent Event / Hands on Day
A few snaps from last season…