New Zealand Branch

Welcome

Welcome to NZ branch’s web page.

To have a look at some photos and get a bit more background information please take a look at our NZ website:

www.disabledsurfers.co.nz

Branch Contact Details

President:   Duncan Smith 
Phone:  (AUS) 0011 642 108 189 408                  
Email: duncansmith@live.co.uk
Phone: 
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Treasurer: Dirk Jansen
Phone: (
AUS) 0011 6421 707 984
Email: dirkrjansen@gmail.com
Secretary:  Eleanor Smith
Phone: (
AUS) 0011 64223 156 304
Email:

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Event Calendar

  • Saturday 1st December 2018      Piha Beach 9am – 1pm.

Recent Event / Hands on Day

Report on the recent event/s and photos will be added soon.

Write up – “The Disabled Surfers Association of New Zealand (DSANZ) is a registered “not for profit” incorporated society providing anyone of any disability a fun, safe, surfing and beach experience. We are affiliated with Disabled Surfers Association Australia (DSAA) who has been operational for the past 23 years. Instead of re inventing the wheel and trying to do it “our way” we run our events to their safety guide and standards which are ground breaking within the disability sector world-wide. DSAA assisted us with our initial setup, training and will provide on-going training when we require it.

 

For some of our participants access onto the beach and into the ocean is impossible without the correct equipment and number of people available, so these events give them the chance to “feel normal” and experience what we as able bodied New Zealanders take for granted. We then take that experience to the next level and give them the opportunity to do something so outside their comfort zone that their bravery astounds us at every event. Having this experience at an event can not only change the lives of these participants but also of those volunteering.

 

To have a look at some photos and get a bit more background information please take a look at our NZ website:

 

www.disabledsurfers.co.nz