Surfers in waiting


THERE is no shortage of helping hands for surfers during one of the DSAMP’s surf events at Point Leo. Picture: Keith Platt

HUNDREDS of volunteers and surfers will have to wait until March to find out if the next scheduled Disables Surfers Association Mornington Peninsula beach day will go ahead.

The 16 January event was cancelled because of COVID-19 restrictions.

The Point Leo Foreshore Committee told the DSAMP that it was against any events being held at the beach during the month.

The DSAMP said the March event will go ahead “should this be feasible considering the state of the environment at that point”.

“Obviously, nobody wants to hear this as the decision. We only want surfers in the water and for us, volunteers and carers to feel the buzz alongside them. But health and safety are the priority,” the DSAMP’s executive team stated.

Earlier, the group’s online booking system was stopped from going online because of doubts about holding the event.

At that stage contract tracing had revealed COVID-19 cases with contacts in Cape Schanck.

First published in the Western Port News – 20 January 2021


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