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

People living with Autism face unique challenges that can make it difficult for them to develop self-confidence and make genuine connections.  Learning to surf offers a fun, healthy, and unique way for people on the Autism spectrum to develop their confidence, boost self-esteem and make connections with others. That’s why Ocean Heroes was formed by Sam Moyle, Luke Hallam and Tom Johnston in 2016. 

We provide a unique opportunity for people on the Autism spectrum to take part in organised sport backed by a highly supported, safe and inclusive environment. By running free events and one-on-one surfing experiences, we offer the Autism community 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 participant.

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Luke Hallam

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Sam Moyle

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Tom Johnston

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Prof. Andrew Whitehouse

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Nando Zappavigna C.A.

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Dr 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!