Special inclusive surfing lessons

Discover the physical and psychological benefits that surfing offers people with physical or intellectual disabilities. Surfing is a sport with an exceptional didactic model, ideal for developing an effective adapted programme. People with disabilities will enjoy an alternative kind of leisure where they can learn, improve their capacities to the maximum, and above all have a really good time.

Duration: flexible
Castelldefels
Barcelona
Level: All levels
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Overview

The Escola Catalana de Surf’s surfing for the disabled programme is geared to groups and individuals with special needs who want to play sport and enjoy the sea. The programme allows the integration of people with disabilities into the world of surfing, a sport without barriers. The goals of the surfing courses for the disabled are to:

  Provide training that allows the pupils to enter the world of surfing and paddle surfing

  Provide resources for group activities and the enjoyment of the sport

  Improve spatial orientation, balance, proprioception and fitness

 

Prices

Contact us to organize an activity adapted to the requirements of your group.
 

Details

 

Practicing a sport has the potential to improve the health, well-being and quality of life of people with different abilities.

Discover the physical and psychological benefits that surfing offers people with different physical or intellectual abilities. Surfing is a sport with an exceptional teaching model, ideal for developing an effective adapted programme. People with disabilities will enjoy an alternative kind of leisure where they can learn, improve their capacities to the maximum, and above all really enjoy themselves.

Benefits of surfing for people with different abilities: 

  • Greater physical stength and stamina
  • Improved vital functions, especially respiratory, cardiovascular and renal activity
  • Greater self-esteem and better emotional adjustment
  • Contribution to socialization, developing feelings of belonging to the group
  • Improved skeletal support, preventing complications such as decalcification and osteoporosis
  • Elimination of depression and anxiety
  • Increased participation of disabled persons in community activities
  • Promotion of social inclusion

All our instructors are accredited by the Spanish surfing federation and/or the I.S.A. (international surfing association). They have also done specific training in order to work with the disabled in sport.

Times

We adapt the times of courses to the needs of each group. Courses can be organized from Monday to Sunday between 10am and 5pm.

Location

Courses take place at either of the schools in Castelldefels or Barcelona. You can view the exact venue on the map.

Castelldefels

Castelldefels
Port Ginesta
Local 109, Les Botigues de Sitges
08860 Castelldefels, Barcelona
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How to get there:
C-32 or C-31
Renfe line R2S direction Vilanova y la Geltrú
L94, Barcelona Pl. Catalunya-Playa de Castelldefels-Botigues de Sitges.

Barcelona

Barcelona
Passeig Joan de Borbó, 78
08003, Barcelona
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Frequently Asked Questions

If we think the sea conditions are dangerous or too rough, we cancel the lesson and make it up in the future. We also organise alternative activities as you wish. You decide!

As in any sport there are always risks. However, the seas off the beaches at Sitges and Castelldefels are generally easy too cope with and not very rough, which signifies greater safety. Our instructors are responsible for the pupils’ safety and if for some reason they think the sea does not meet the necessary safety conditions, they will cancel the class.

The school’s instructors are responsible for the pupils’ safety. All our instructors are trained in first aid and lifesaving.

Yes, you can change and shower before and after lessons.

In the unlikely event that a pupil hurts himself/herself, the instructor in charge will inform the director of the school and the parents if the child’s health has been affected in any way, mentioning any blows or injuries, even if they are not serious. Both of the Escola Catalana de Surf’s centres are near a C.A.P. (Primary Care Centre).

In the event that the child’s parents or guardians are not on the beach or using the school’s facilities, the parents will be informed of the situation and the child transferred to a primary care centre to be seen by a doctor. Depending on the diagnosis and treatment prescribed by the doctor, and after consultation with the parents, what to do next is decided: whether the child should remain at the centre or be taken home, for example.

All courses at the Escola Catalana de Surf include accident and health insurance that covers care and treatment and also the transfer of the child to the family home if necessary. The school’s management team is trained in first aid.


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