If you’ve always wanted to try out some adaptive water sports, but never got around to it because of a lack of time, money or opportunity; then make plans to join the folks from Shared Adventures at their annual Day on the Beach on July 18, 2009.
Held on Santa Cruz’s Cowell’s Beach, this annual event gives participants the opportunity to try their hand at adapted kayaking, scuba, surfing and canoeing. No previous experience is necessary; and thanks to hundreds of volunteers and some great community support, there’s no cost to participate. Advance registration is required though.
And yes, the folks at Shared Adventures really do make the beach accessible to wheelchair-users for this event. In fact, every year the hard-working volunteers lay down up to 160 plywood sheets over the sand to create their own beach city.
There’s also lots of free food and entertainment throughout the day, so even if you don’t get in the water, there’s still plenty to do. All in all, it’s just a fun event.
Space fills up fast though, so if you want to get your feet wet and try your hand at some new water sports, then sign up soon.
See you at the beach!