Swell time for surfing charity

THE weather couldn't have been any better for surfers at the Disabled Surfing Association (DSA) fundraising weekend at Wooli.

On Saturday 21 able-bodied surfers competed against each other on classic old mals and transitional surf boards from the 50s through to the 70s in the annual Old Surfboard Rally.

Co-organiser Daffy Chisholm said the event attracted surfers from as far away as the Gold Coast and near Macksville, with a large turn out of surfers from Minnie Water and Wooli as well.

“We had perfect conditions, two to three foot waves and offshore down at the Wooli break wall,” Daffy said.

All money raised from the event went to DSA.

DSA is a non-profit, volunteer-based group that helps members of the disabled community experience what others do on a daily basis - surfing.

So the following day 35 surfers and volunteers pitched in to help 18 disabled surfers get into the water and have some fun in the sun.

“The swell had dropped but that's good for the disabled,” Daffy said.

“It was a great day with lots of smiles.”

Organisers thanked sponsors for making sure this event could happen.

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