Ocean Grove Branch


The Ocean Grove DSA is all about putting Smiles on Dials ! Our goal is to provide an inclusive experience for all people with any disability to experience the rush of riding a wave.

We have world class beach facilities that help make your experience as inclusive as possible. This includes –

  • Special needs changing/amenities
  • Wheelchair ramp access from the carpark all the way to the sand
  • Specialised Beach Wheelchairs (to suit adults and children)

Our Specialised Beach Wheelchairs are available for use along the Bellarine and Surf coast free of charge by the community at any time by arrangement. This enables a person with special needs to experience the beach at any time with family and friends all year round.

Please email dsaogsmiles@gmail.com to get further event information, register your interest as a volunteer or if you would like to sponsor our branch in some way.


Cover Photo

Branch Contact Details

President: Phil Christie
Mobile: 0408 253 206
Email: christiesplastering@bigpond.com            
Vice President: Dave Renton
Mobile: 0418 575 880
Email: daverenton@outlook.com.
Secretary: Nick Ansell
Mobile: 0425 713 208
Email: nickansell79@gmail.com
Treasurer: Narelle Lorbeer
Mobile: 0431 436 025
Email:  chusney2@hotmail.com

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This way you can always keep in touch with event dates, photos and news as well !

Event Calendar

Registration is from 8am for Participants, Carers and Volunteers at Ocean Grove Main Beach.  Safety briefings for volunteers at 8.45 am. For group registration please call prior and book.

  • Sunday 4th February 2018 – Ocean Grove Main Beach ( surfing starts at 9am )
  • Sunday 4th March 2018 – Ocean Grove Main Beach ( surfing starts at 9am )

Many Thanks to…

Our events would not be possible without the support, hard work and generosity of our local community. Particular thanks goes to the Ocean Grove Rotary, IGA Supermarket Barwon Heads, Tender Cuts Meats, Barwon Coast Foreshore Committee, Bellarine Equipment Hire, Ocean Grove Voice, Gloria Jeans Coffee shop, Aussie Home Loans Ocean Grove, Numfish Surf & Scoot, Bendigo Bank and the many other community groups, businesses and people who donate their time, support and effort to make the event days possible.


Recent Event / Hands on Day

Summer 2015

With 100+ participants and over 200 volunteers, a whole lot of cold and wind, everyone braved the challenging conditions and still had a fantastic time surfing. There were plenty of smiles on dials from participants, carers and volunteers. Ocean Grove Rotary Cooked over 600 sausages at the two events and we used more than 3 litres of sauce ! At the end of the day we all had an awesome time, and are all looking forward to a fantastic (and warmer) 2016 season. Can’t wait to see you there !

Event day pic 1   Event day pic 2