Surfing the spectrum.

We provide an opportunity for people on the Autism spectrum to build confidence through surfing.

Since 2016, Ocean Heroes has shared the thrill and wonder of surfing with over nine thousand members of the autism community around Australia, enabling them to build self-confidence in a safe, supportive and fun environment. One of Australia's most amazing resources is our beautiful beaches, and we believe everyone should be able to enjoy it!

Our Events Are Fully Equipped

We provide wetsuits, surfboards, life jackets, experienced surfers and good vibes. Join us for a fun time in the sun. We are a volunteer-run organisation, so if you'd like to volunteer please get in touch as we can always use a hand (even if you can't surf)!


Ocean Vibes

Our instructors bring years of experience and a passion for surfing with every session. We want every child to have the opportunity to experience the ocean, surfing their first wave in a supported and social environment.

Skilled Instructors

Learning to swim and being confident in the water is a valuable skill for anyone, and our beaches are some of the best in the world – why not make the most of them!

Build Confidence

Surfing builds confidence, physical strength, and ocean awareness, connecting their inner ability and the world around them in a fun and inclusive environment!

  • 9,000 & counting

    People with Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have surfed with us since 2016.

  • 10 Minutes

    is all it can take to book out our 120 surfing spots (but you can always book a Surf Experience)!

  • 70

    Is how many volunteers we see at a single event. Why not join them?

What do people say?

Having a positive impact on a community can't just be summarised through numbers alone. Here's what a few people have to say about their experience with us.

Ask us something

We value your enquiry and will handle your details with care. The team at Ocean Heroes is built by a majority of volunteers and we will endeavour to follow you up as soon as possible. By submitting this form you are confirming your request to be followed up, if opting in to any mailing list you will have the option to opt out.

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