Durban's Para Surfing stars head to USA

Durban's Para Surfing stars head to USA

With adaptive surfing, the NPO; Made for More, aim to empower and equip people with disabilities through sport. 

Made for More Para Surfing

They have been on the show before talking about Adaptive Surfing and their part in the World Para Surfing Championships. Last time year they came 6th out of 24 Countries. This year, they are hoping be in medal contention with a bigger and more diverse team.

Unfortunately, with no financial support, these athletes have to raise their own finances of R40 000 each to represent their country.

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The are more surfers headed to Pismo Beach in California, USA this year. It is absolutely special to have people who are devoted and  committed to sharing support and skill with you. 

The organisations has given so many lives so much hope with this empowerment. This year they have exactly 10 surfers and 5 management members of their organisation, Made for More going to represent South Africa at the World Para Surfing Championships  from the 7th to the 11th of December 2021. The entire South African Team makes up 19 members, the biggest and best contingent to date.

The talented surfers include: 

Sabelo Ngema
Tracy McKay
David Williams
Doug Hendrikz
James Sinclair
Oliver Sinclair
Alulutho Tshoba
Erynn Geddie
Daniel Nel
Michelle Macfarlane
Jean-Paul Vaudry
Caleb Swanepoel
Noluthando Makalima

READ MORE: Olympic silver for SA surfer Bianca Buitendag

But now, they call out to KwaZulu-Natal and everyone in South Africa to help them raise funds for the para surfers' trip. 

8 surfers and 3 coaches from Made for More and Durban specifically have been selected to represent South Africa. 

Right here is the crowdfunding link for a more in depth look: Made for more

Take a listen as we had Julia van Zyl from Made for More with one of the surfers heading to California: 


Should you want to cover a specific athlete or contribute to the SA team in general, please feel free to donate to this crown funding campaign. As we are an NPO and Public Benefit Organisation, we are able to issue you or your company with a tax 18A certificate.

Should you want to contact them or donate directly, please contact 083 235 1083 or [email protected]

Banking details: 

First National Bank

MfM Empowering people with disabilities NPC 

Account number: 6259 309 4081

Type: Cheque account

Branch code: 250655

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