Surf Bookings

In partnership with local surf schools, Surfing the Spectrum conducts Surfing Events which connect children with autism to local surfers in order to provide free surf lessons.

Water experiences are understood to have a therapeutic effect for many autistic children, in part because it seems to provide a source of sensory and emotional regulation. Furthermore the participation of children with disabilities in recreational activities promotes inclusion, minimises de-conditioning, optimises physical functioning, and enhances well-being.

Surfing the Spectrum has grown as a response to the need and demand for an inclusive ocean focused activity which targets ocean awareness, social inclusion and water safety.


Select all that may apply and our friendly team will find a date and school that suits you.

Select all that apply and we'll do our best to match you with a day that suits!

(I.e. for safety reasons does your child have a diagnosis of epilepsy, asthma that we should be aware of? Or, is your child dyslexic/ADHD and requires different learning choices etc)

(Can the participant swim? Can the participant assess risk or is their confidence level above their skill level- i.e. will go out far without acknowledging risks)?

(Where possible provide us with some interests so we can connect with the participant on arrival- i.e. spiderman, paw patrol, Pokémon etc)

(I.e. Provide any examples of stims which signify stress, does communication change and use sign/non speaking? Or what else could be signs the participant is starting to become dysregulated)

(I.e. provide some examples of things which the participant does find supportive in times of dysregulation)