What is the Para Surf League?

MISSION – Para Surf League™ / PSL™ is a Program of AmpSurf (The Association of Amputee Surfers) developed in 2020 and launched in 2022 to Promote, Inspire, Educate, and Rehabilitate (PIER) all Adaptive/Para Surfing athletes and support Para Surfing events around the world for all people with disabilities.

Welsh Para Surfer Llywelyn “Sponge” Williams Photo Credit Sean Evans

WHO WE SUPPORT – Contest Organizers and Athletes engaged in the promotion and establishment of Para Surf contests around the globe for Para Surf Athletes to compete in.

OUR GOAL – We want to help establish a series of contests with partners around the globe, to give adaptive athletes a platform to excel at adaptive/para surf on a world class level. Doing this with a set structure at all events, based on what athletes will encounter at the world class level.

How We Do It – For over 19 years AmpSurf™ has been providing our Learn to Surf clinics to serve those who need us and supporting adaptive surfers and contests around the world, from regional and national events to the World Para Surfing Championships in 2020, ‘21, and ‘22. The Para Surf League™/PSL™ has been created to organize and run all aspects of our competition programming, separating the responsibilities of our organization into two distinct pillars focused on those served by the therapeutic benefits and the competitive benefits. The PSL™ is focused primarily on athlete and competition development, while AmpSurf™ will stay focused on teaching those with disabilities, Veterans and First Responders how to surf and do other outdoor activities.

Upcoming Contests

DateEvent (click event name below for more info)LocationType
Sept. 23rd-25th2022 Grail Surf Event hosted by FASTPerros-GuirecCompetition
Nov. 19th-20th2022 Para Surf League Costa Rica Adaptive Open Costa RicaCompetition
Dec. 1st – Dec. 12th
2022 Pismo Beach
ISA World Para Surfing Championships
Hosted by AmpSurf
Pismo Beach, CAContest/Clinic ++*