THE Disabled Surfers Association Mornington Peninsula will be holding its first event for 2017 at Point Leo on Saturday (14 January).
As with past events the organisers expect hundreds of volunteers will be on hand to help more than 100 people with disabilities enjoy a day at the beach and in the surf.
A new hoist-sling will be trialled to make it easier and more comfortable when transferring surfers from their wheelchairs.
The DSAMP has also worked over the past year with Mornington Peninsula Shire and Mt Martha Lifesaving Club to provide matting at Mt Martha beach which allows wheelchair access to the sand as well as providing a wide-tyred wheelchair for use from the club.
The next major project is to build a viewing platform and wheelchair access to the beach at Point Leo.
The branch has also been working with a committee in South Gippsland to hold surfing for disabled days at Inverloch, with a trial scheduled for Saturday 11 February.
A second event will be held at Point Leo on Saturday 4 March.
The event runs 11am-3pm with registrations being taken from 10am.