Welcome to the DSAA

The DSA is uniquely Australian having ambitions to go global, whilst setting world’s best practice for the sport of Disabled Surfing. Initially set up for injured surfers, within a short time the DSA had dramatically widened its target group to cater for all disabilities that is anyone willing to have a go.

Unique because the DSAA is a total voluntary registered Public Benevolent Institution and Surfing’s only Registered Charity dedicated to the Disabled. This group of volunteers exist purely on the love of what they do with the support of our members and our local communities, together with the odd small government grant.

Currently having 16 branches across Australia and New Zealand our training programs are award winning for Outstanding Achievement in implementing Safe Sport Practices and Minister’s awards for Most Significant Contribution to Water Safety by an Organisation.

The DSAA is creating opportunities for everyone, including our disabled participants and able bodied volunteers, to experience our unique, safe and happy surfing events, whilst under complete supervision from our trained Team Leaders and Beach Marshalls.

We invite you along for this magical journey that many have already experienced over the past thirty years, without any pressure to win gold, just having fun and making new friends in your local community and around Australia and New Zealand.

Gary Blaschke
DSAA Founder