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acessurf.org

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About AccesSurf

AccesSurf is a nonprofit charity organization that offers a variety of programs, services, and events for people with a disability.

AccesSurf Headquarter Location

Honolulu, 96830,

United States

808-236-4200

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Hawaii’s ​Oahu’s AccesSurf ocean program gets international attention

Jul 25, 2015

Hawaii's Oahu’s AccesSurf ocean program gets international attention Jul 24, 2015, 2:50pm HST Share Courtesy AccesSurf Hawaii’s AccesSurf is practically outgrowing itself. More than 100 people participate in AccesSurf programs each month, up from average participation rates of 30 per month five years ago. Approximately 400 dedicated volunteers provide free assistance to people with physical or cognitive disabilities, as well as veterans in the Wounded Warrior Project, in water sports each month. Participants surf, swim, kayak, stand-up paddle, or prone paddle at various beaches on Oahu. The nonprofit’s programs have been so successful that they have caught the attention of the International Surfing Association. This September, the very first ISA World Adaptive Surfing Championship will be held in San Diego. The goal is to get adaptive surfing included in the Paralympics, says AccesSurf Executive Director Cara Short . “AccesSurf was the first in Hawaii to provide this level of programs for people,” she said. “There are only a handful around the world that work in this capacity, but I haven't found one to this degree. ISA is now recognizing it because of the work we've been doing, along with other organizations around the world.” Hawaii will send its own team of nine to participate in the world championship, separately from the U.S. team. Short, the only full-time staff member at the organization, hopes to acquire more funds to expand program staff and to take the programs to Neighbor Islands. The nonprofit currently relies on individual donations for more than half of its $150,000 annual budget. “We kind of grew too fast, but in no means a negative way,” she said. “Now we need to maintain these programs and keep up with the demand.” The next “Day at the Beach” program will be held Aug. 8 at Kualoa Regional Park. AccesSurf will also hold its annual adaptive surf competition later next month during the Duke’s OceanFest surfing competition in Waikiki. Participants may enter in four heat categories: sit/kneel, stand, prone, and assisted surfing. “When it started, we had everyone in the same heat,” she said, smiling. “It's grown so we've been able to break it up in different divisions and it's become very competitive.” Want Honolulu news in your inbox? Sign up for our free email newsletters. Suggested Reading

AccesSurf Acquisitions

1 Acquisition

AccesSurf acquired 1 company. Their latest acquisition was Hawaii Adaptive Paddling Association on September 30, 2019.

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