everybodys-surfin-nowDan Wells helps Matilda Bird onto a wave at the Come and Try Surf Day at the Inverloch Surf Beach on Saturday.

YOUNG people of all abilities and backgrounds were welcomed to a Come and Try Surf Day at the Inverloch Surf Beach on Saturday afternoon.
The event was part of Social Inclusion Week and was free for people with a disability or from disadvantaged backgrounds.
Gippsport Access for All Abilities program manager Dan Poynton said it was a chance for everyone to come down and have a great day on the beach.
“We had 17 participants, five Offshore Surf School staff, volunteers from Swell Mamas and Inverloch Windsurfing Club as well as other people that are involved in the specialist schools,” he said.
“Shane Hogan and the Offshore Surf School team have been great to donate their time.”
The program is in partnership with the South Coast Access Alliance, a network that supports people with a disability to get involved in sport.
The Access Alliance has run four different Social Inclusion Week events, including the Sail Ability at Newhaven, the Netball Roadshow in Leongatha with Netball Victoria, and next Friday another Sail Ability day at Newhaven will be held with special access boats.