Surfing ability on show at event

By Ian Beeck | posted on January 17, 2020

THE first of four Let’s Go Surfing Days was held in blustery conditions at Middleton Beach on Saturday, hosted by the Disabled Surfers Association Great Southern.

Despite the intense onshore conditions, volunteers and participants attended in droves and the surfing stoke was obvious for all to witness including a huge spectator gallery.

Association President Kerry Oakley was rapt with the event with volunteers including Welshman Idris Strangnan who was holidaying in the Great Southern.

He said he had been swimming every day since he had been in Albany, saw the event advertised and registered immediately.

“I have a disabled brother back in Wales and I wanted to do anything to help,” Mr Strangnan said.

He was flying back to winter in Wales and not exactly happy to be returning home.

The next Let’s Go Surfing Days will be held on February 8, March 7 and April 4.