All children deserve the opportunity to learn social skills, bond with others, and figure out what works for them

Kids growing up with autism face unique challenges that can make it difficult for them to develop self-confidence and make friends.  Learning to surf offers a fun, healthy way for children to develop that confidence, boost their mood and make connections with others. That’s why Ocean Heroes was formed by Sam Moyle, Luke Hallam and Tom Johnston, who teamed up to get it off the ground in 2016. 

We provide an opportunity for children on the autistic spectrum to take part in organised sport backed by a highly supported, safe and inclusive environment. By running events and one-on-one surfing lessons, we offer every kid the chance to experience the thrill of riding a wave.

Our board members

Our board members bring compassion, skill and professionalism to Ocean Heroes, to ensure we give the best we can give to every kid.

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Luke Hallam

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Sam Moyle

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Tom Johnston

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Andrew Whitehouse

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Nando Zappavigna C.A.

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Andrew Haak

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Michaela Jackson

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Patrick Corr

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Steph Hudson

What people are saying about Ocean Heroes

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

Book a lesson

Events aren't the only opportunity to experience surfing the spectrum with us – we also offer private, one-on-one lessons to suit your needs. Get in touch today to give your child the chance to experience the thrill of riding a wave!