Surfing break

Date: 24 to 28 June 2018
Venue: The Gower Peninsula, Swansea, Wales
Age: 18 to 29 years
Cost: £150
Closing Date: 4 April 2018

This summer VICTA will be all about the sea, surf and (hopefully!) sun as we head off on a surfing adventure! If you have always fancied hitting the waves then this is the perfect opportunity to take some lessons and learn to surf in a fun environment.

The break will be based in Mumbles, the gateway to the Gower Peninsular, well known for its outstanding coastal beauty, sandy beaches and excellent surf. Mumbles itself is a charming seaside village with plenty to see and do including eateries, a Victorian pier and the historic Oystermouth Castle. We will be staying in the Shoreline Hotel, a small family run hotel conveniently located for all Mumbles has to offer.

The break will include three mornings of surfing lessons, facilitated by ‘Surfability’, a surf school specifically set up to provide surfing experiences for people with disabilities. Our afternoons will be spent on dry land exploring the area and we will also enjoy a social evening activity which is yet to be confirmed.

The contribution required to attend is £150, this will cover accommodation, breakfast, and all of the activities. Participants will need to bring spending money to cover their own lunches and eating out for dinner in the evenings. You will also need to make your own way to and from the venue.

If you would like try something different and meet new people, please apply to join us on this exciting and active break via the online application form below. Applications for this activity close on 4 April 2018.

Why apply?

  • A great opportunity to meet other visually impaired people your age
  • A chance to learn to surf
  • An opportunity to build your physical strength and stamina
  • Increase your mobility and independence skills
  • Gain all of this while having a fun week in a supportive, encouraging environment
  • Surfing is a fun and challenging activity that engages both the mind and body. It is believed to relieve stress, boost positivity and bring people together 

Who can apply?

You must be:

  • Blind or partially sighted
  • At least 18 years old on 24 June 2018
  • Aged 29 or under on 24 June 2018
  • Confident in sea water and able to swim
  • Willing and physically able to walk over uneven ground, including steps, sand dunes and beaches
  • Able to maintain your own personal hygiene

Surfing Break Application Form

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Note for applicants completing this form

After completion, if you have successfully submitted the form, you should receive a successful submission message. If you do not it may be because you have not completed a required field. Fields which have not been completed will then be marked with the message 'This is a required field' so you may wish to search this.

After your form has successfully gone through you will also receive notification via email. If you do not receive an email please contact the office on 01908 240 831 as there may have been a problem with your application.

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Applicant Details

The overall theme of this activity is about having fun, but we would like you to gain confidence and develop life skills through a programme of leisure, cultural and social activities. To help us plan our activities and staffing levels please describe your ability in the following areas:

In order to ensure that activities are adequately staffed we need full and accurate information about all participants. Please note we reserve the right to refuse admission to the activity or ask a participant to leave the activity if the information given proves inaccurate or the conduct of the participant reaches an unacceptable level.

Photographs and Filming

Photographs and video footage may be taken during our activities. These will be used to create photo albums both on our website and on social media after the activity to share with family and friends and to promote the activity. VICTA may also use any photographs or video material taken during an event for the future marketing, publicity and fundraising of activities.

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To be signed by the applicant or a responsible person.

This form has been completed accurately and I undertake to update VICTA should any of the information in this form change.

a. I agree to take part in VICTA's activity and have read all the information sent to me.

b. I acknowledge the need to behave responsibly at all times and to be respectful, not only towards staff and volunteers, but also to my fellow participants. I understand that any poor behaviour on my part may result in me being asked to leave the activity (at my own cost). In addition, if I experience or witness anything that gives me cause for concern, I agree to inform a member of VICTA staff immediately.

c. I confirm that this form has been completed accurately and I undertake to update VICTA's organisers should any information contained on the form or personal circumstances change.

d. In the event of an emergency/accident, I consent to emergency medical treatment, which may include the use of anesthetics.

By signing this form you consent to VICTA using the information supplied for the purpose of administering the named event. All the information will be treated in the strictest of confidence and made available only to those staff working with the participant. Contact information will be retained and used for marketing of other relevant services.

I give consent for VICTA to carry out the following in accordance with the Data Protection Act (1998) and to store my personal information on VICTA's database and/or any other suitable system.

Once you have a place on the activity, you will be informed by email along with the other successful applicants. It is normal practice for us to CC all applicants so that you can all see who is attending and make contact if wished before the activity. If you do not wish us to share your email address with others on the email please tick the box below.

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