Help disability surfing lessons

We believe the ocean is for everyone.

At Ability Surf, our vision is to provide individualised surf lessons to people with a mild to moderate disability in the Northern Coast of New South Wales.

 After a lengthy and costly process we are glad to say we finally have a council permit and license to teach people with a disability to surf.

 Our founder and head surf instructor, Em Bracken, is passionate about sharing the surfing stoke and happiness of riding a wave. As a surf instructor, Occupational Therapist and disability support worker, she knows the importance of enhancing confidence, skills and independence of individuals living with a disability.

This is what drives her to promote inclusion and to be able to share the wonderful therapeutic benefits of the ocean and surfing with people with a disability.


So why do we need to raise funds?


We need to cover insurance, safety and legal costs and surf equipment. We are currently a one-woman show, with no funding and Emma taking on all responsibilities.


Any additional funds raised will go towards more surfboards, wetsuits, a stand- up- paddle board and adaptive equipment.  

Find out more about what we are doing at 

Check out the video of Gretta surfing in Byron Bay with Ability Surf : 

  • Cassandra Koutouridis 
    • $150 
    • 44 mos
  • Kel Paisley 
    • $30 
    • 48 mos
  • Cathy Biancho 
    • $100 
    • 48 mos
  • Claire Delaney  
    • $50 
    • 48 mos
  • Mia Johnston 
    • $20 
    • 48 mos
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Emma Bracken 
Skennars Head NSW