Para Surfing

In line with our mission to develop the sport of Surfing in all of its forms across in Australia Surfing Australia has taken an active role in the development and advancement of Para Surfing to create a national platform for access to the sport and enable Para Surfers the opportunity to achieve sporting excellence and inspire others.

Surfing Australia is fully committed to the development of Para Surfing for Australian’s with disabilities, creating the best opportunities for Para Surfing both in Australia and globally.

Surfing Australia have setup the Para Surfing Australia council, which includes athletes, advocates of para surfing leaders from Surfing Australia to help build the sport of Para Surfing in Australia.

There are currently 9 Para surfing classifications which are determined by the ISA. To see the up to date classifications and please find them here :

Para surfing resources

ISA Para Surfing Classification

2020 ISA Para Surfing Rulebook

Surfing Australia Q&A with Emma Dieters

Emma Dieters is not only the founder of the Northern Beaches Para Surfer Boardriders club but also a competitor herself. In February 2021, Em’s life was turned upside down. She was left an incomplete quadriplegic at age 42, after routine surgery for a bulging disc...

Seven medal haul for the Irukandjis at the 2023 ISA World Para Surfing Championship

Emma Dieters (Mona Vale, NSW), Kirk Watson (Mona Vale, NSW) and Joel Taylor (Lennox Head, NSW) are our latest World Champions after winning gold in their divisions at the Huntington Beach 2023 ISA World Para Surfing Championship.In...

The 2023 Australian Surf Championships a Huge Success

The Australian Surf Championships have concluded after a highly successful 17-days of competition spanning five disciplines and involving more than 500 surfers. Port Macquarie turned it on with some epic conditions across three venues. This year, the event commenced...

Champions Crowned: Australian Para Surfing Titles Showcase Exceptional Performances and Inspiring Abilities

The Australian Para Surfing Titles were held today at Rainbow Beach of Bonny Hills. The event, held under small and clean conditions, showcased the extraordinary talents of para athletes who continue to make a meaningful impact on the sport of surfing. Dale...

Para Surfers Prepare to Defend Their Australian Titles

The Australian Surf Championships return to Port Macquarie next week. Hundreds of surfers will make their way to the NSW north coast for the 17-day event starting on the 4th of August.The sixth Australian Para Surfing Titles will be held on the 13th of August...

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