Welcome to AmpSurf and the Para Surf League (PSL)
The Association of Amputee Surfers (DBA AmpSurf™ and the Para Surf League) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization established to Promote, Inspire, Educate, and Rehabilitate (PIER) all people with disabilities, Veterans, and First Responders through Adaptive Surf Therapy and other outdoor activities.
All people with disabilities will experience the freedom of adaptive sports without limitations.
Who We Serve
We currently operate 4 chapters in the United States located in California, New England, New York, and the Pacific Northwest. These chapters have been developed to reach the one in five Americans living with a life-long disability, including children, adults, Veterans, First Responders and those that come to us from around the world. These people are looking for ways to live life to their fullest potential. Whether they are an amputee, visually impaired, suffer from PTS (post-traumatic stress), or have quadriplegia, whether they served in Vietnam, the Gulf war, Iraq or Afghanistan, or the streets of New York, whether they are a child with autism or a young woman who has lost a limb to cancer. We offer a unique all-inclusive program to bring the healing power of the ocean through adaptive surf therapy to these individuals for an experience that is both mentally and physically rewarding.
* The U.S. Census reports that 20% of Americans (66 million) are living with a lifelong disability or condition.
* The U.S. Census also reports that 6.2% of children between the ages of 5 and 15 (2.8 million) have a disability.
* Activity Alliance reported in 2018 and 2019 that the disabled are twice as likely to be inactive as someone who is typically functioning, yet 7 in 10 (70%) are motivated to be more active to maintain or improve their health.
What We Do
Since 2003 we have been providing our Learn to Surf Therapy Clinics to serve those who need us. We have served thousands of Disabled Veterans, First Responders, disabled adults and children who probably never would have had this experience if it hadn’t been for our program.
We have also been supporting those we serve who become competitive adaptive and Para Surfers since we started. we do this through athlete sponsorships, event sponsorships and partnering with other organizations to hold adaptive and Para Surf contest. As of 2023, all of our contest operations will be run through our Para Surf League program.
Where to Find Us
We have chapters in California, New England, New York, and The Pacific Northwest. Our main office is located at 1251 Shell Beach, Pismo Beach, CA 93449 (805)295-5000 (National Headquarters), on Facebook @AmpSurf.org, on Instagram @AmpSurf_US and @ParaSurfLeague
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