Ocean Heroes has been helping people on the autism spectrum ride waves since 2016.
We run surfing events throughout the year - check out what's on near you!
Give your child the chance to enjoy the thrill of riding a wave, at group events or in private sessions.
We have big dreams for the future. Every donation, volunteer and sponsor helps us to take Ocean Heroes farther.
Since 2016, Ocean Heroes has shared the thrill and wonder of surfing with over three thousand autistic children, enabling them to build self-belief in a supportive and fun environment. One of Australia's most amazing resources is our beautiful ocean – and everyone should be able to enjoy it!
We provide wetsuits, surfboards, life jackets, experienced surfers and good vibes.
Learning to swim and being confident in the water is a valuable skill for any child. And our beaches are some of the best in the world – why not make the most of them!
Our instructions bring years of experience and a passion for surfing to every session.
Surfing builds confidence, physical strength, and ocean awareness, connecting their inner ability and the world around them in a fun, safe environment.
Our events book out quickly! Be the first to hear about them by signing up for our newsletter, or by following us on Instagram and Facebook. If you’d prefer a secure spot, you can book in private one-on-one surf experiences.
“They’re so passionate and you can see it with how they spend time with the kids, it’s genuine. They want to do it because they want to help.”
“The positive effect of surfing is incredible. They were teaching them to stand up on the surfboard and surf. It was a fantastic day. Surfing releases anxiety and helps de-stress.”
“After the first couple of sessions that [my daughter] had, she was quite calm at school and at home for that week afterwards. We kept wondering what had changed this week … and each time we figured out it was the surfing.”