Project Outputs

Output 1: Systematic Evidence Review

Evidence review and analysis of the methods, design and health and well-being outcomes of therapeutic approaches and surf interventions for adapted surfing programs, including the identification of best practices.

The result will be a report that will inform the subsequent development of a methodology tailored to the needs of adaptive surfers and surf instructors. 

Output 2: Design of an Evidence-based Framework 

This will inform the design of an educational framework that will include recommendations for surfing programs for people with physical and/or sensory disabilities.

Output 3: Pilot Implementation and Final Conclusions

Finally, the evidence-based educational framework will be piloted to test the efficacy and sustainability. This will help create a ‘bottom-up’ approach for delivering adapted surf programs, co-created with and informed by participants.

A final report will discuss the results, including if and how participation impacted participant’s health and wellbeing, and to determine the long-term benefits of such a program.