Adaptive Surfing comes to Folly Beach State Park

Adaptive Surfing comes to Folly Beach State Park

CHARLESTON COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - A new clinic will introduce adaptive surfing to people with physical limitations next weekend at Folly Beach County Park.

The Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission (CCPRC) wants physical fitness to be a part of life for everyone, and is excited to provide this opportunity. 

The Wheel To Surf clinic takes place the day before the 2nd Annual Adaptive Recreation Expo.  The annual event showcases a variety of adaptive sports and leisure activities.

The Wheel To Surf adaptive surfing clinic takes place 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 26 on Folly Beach.  The 2nd annual Adaptive Recreation Expo runs 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 27 at James Island County Park.   

Susie Goudy, CCPRC's Assistant Director of Recreation says, "it is the perfect avenue for our patrons with physical limitations to try something new, rediscover a past recreational pursuit, and to just have fun. That is what this event is all about."

Saturday's Wheel to Surf adaptive surfing clinic will provide participants with physical limitations the opportunity to try out surfing at the Folly Beach County Park with the help of experts and modified surfing equipment.  Admission for the Wheel to Surf clinic is free, but all interested participants are required to pre-register in order to participate.
Sunday's expo at James Island County Park will feature a variety of additional modified recreational activities so that those with physical challenges can participate.  The Adaptive Recreation Expo will include yoga, archery, paddling, fishing, climbing and more.

For more information about the Adaptive Recreation Weekend or to register for either event, visit or call 843-795-4386.

Volunteers are being recruited for the Wheels to Surf event and the expo. For more information on volunteering with CCPRC, call 843-795-4386 or visit

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