European consortium of 7 organizations from 5 countries

This project seeks to foster and promote greater inclusion and accessibility for people with physical and/or sensory disabilities in surfing in Europe.

A wave of change towards equal opportunities in sport.

INCLUSEA is a European consortium dedicated to the creation and development of an innovative methodology for adapted surf instruction.

120

Million

 People with disabilities in EU

15% of its population

7

Partners

Regional and local governments,  NGO’s, Surfing Federations, and a University

5

Countries

Spain, Portugal, France, Ireland, Germany

1

Inclusive Methodology

for ocean minded people with

physical and/or sensory disabilities

Inclusea

This project seeks to foster and promote greater inclusion and accessibility for people with physical and/or sensory disabilities in surfing in Europe. Through a highly participatory and interdisciplinary process.

INCLUSEA aims to evaluate, develop and co-create best practice guidance for a common teaching methodology of surfing instructors oriented to people with physical and/or sensory disabilities. This will help establish a common European and international standard for those who lead adapted surfing teaching or surf therapy programs.

News

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River waves at the 3rd transnational meeting of the INCLUSEA project in Cologne, Germany

Adapted surfing at the European Youth Event in Santander Cantabria

Waves of inclusion at the Outdoor Sports Euro’Meet 2022 in Denmark

High Performance Surfing Centre welcomes partners from the European INCLUSEA Project

Sharing our initial findings at the International Congress of Inclusive Surfing

International Cooperation Committee of Social Transformation stocked about Inclusea’s good practices

Main Objectives

Promote social inclusion and equal opportunities

Promote greater social inclusion and equal opportunities in sport for people with physical and/or sensory disabilities in surfing in Europe. Through a highly participatory and interdisciplinary process.

Improve accessibility

Improve the accessibility of sports practice in coastal blue spaces for competitive, recreational and/or therapeutic purposes.

Provide guidance to instructors

Provide well structured guidance to teachers and coaches to successfully engage people who currently face numerous difficulties  accessing aquatic sports. 

Health and wellbeing thru surfing

Promote and enhance the health and wellbeing that surfing provides participants.  

Evaluate teaching methods

Evidence and evaluate best practices and teaching methods to help participants achieve the learning and skills necessary to enjoy surfing at all levels with guarantees of safety, promotion and sustainability.