Adaptive Surfers
Photo Credit: City of Cape Town

The Roxy Davis Foundation spent International Day of Persons with Disabilities at the beach, celebrating 40 adaptive surfers alongside 120 volunteers.


Cape Town, South Africa (04 December 2023) – 120 volunteers and 40 adaptive surfers spent Sunday the 3rd of December 2023 at the beach to celebrate International Day of Persons with Disabilities. The day was filled with sun-kissed laughter, salty-soaked wetsuits and all the sandy fun one could handle. The Roxy Davis Foundation, alongside the City of Cape Town, made it a day to remember.

The Roxy Davis Foundation was founded by 9 times South African surfing champion, Roxy Davis, a proudly ‘Capetonian’, having grown up in Kommetjie! The foundation was formed in January 2019 with a passion for surfing, the ocean and its many great benefits.

Roxy is the first individual to represent South Africa in all three disciplines of shortboard surfing, longboard surfing, and stand-up paddleboard surfing, as well as serving as a National Team Manager and Surf Coach.

Roxy is an accomplished businesswoman, having founded Surf Emporium in 2002, but her focus on adaptive surfing is what inspired the founding of the life-changing foundation.

In celebration of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, as created by the United Nations, 120 volunteers arrived at the beach to work alongside the public and 40 adaptive surfers.

“The volunteers started the day taking part in a blue mind session by Dr Schomer, followed by a ‘surf-like’ training experience.

Volunteers teamed up with their surfers for an exciting Wave Challenge to see how many para surfers we could get riding the same wave.

Thank you to everyone that took part” – The Roxy Davis Foundation

They aimed to raise funds to get more people involved in adaptive surfing and to have as many adaptive surfers catching one wave as possible.

You can find out more about how you can get involved by clicking here.

Sources: Roxy Davis Foundation
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