On Sunday 8th December Station 18 Melkbos volunteers stood by and assisted at the Adapted Surfing Day at Big Bay.
The Adapted Surfing Day is a joint initiative between Extreme Abilities and Surfing South Africa who with the support of the Department of Sport and Recreation South Africa hope to create a unique surfing experience for individuals who live with disabilities to explore their own capabilities and experience the freedom of riding a wave. Over 70 individuals with different disabilities ranging from spinal cord injuries to intellectual disabilities and blindness registered to participate.
Rhine Barnes, Station Commander at Melkbos had this to say:
“It was a very positive experience for my crew who attended this event at Big Bay. They were absolutely humbled by the experience and without a doubt, grateful to have been a part of it. We don’t know what overcoming adversity is, until we see these guys.
I have had a few phone calls from people who thanked me for having my crew there and for their friendliness and willingness to get involved. Many were simply blown away by the positive attitude of the crew who were there. I am very proud of my guys.”
(Photos by Marnette Meyer)