SURFaddict - Portuguese Adapted Surfing Association was created on May 16, 2012 by a group of friends including Nuno Vitorino, who was practicing bodyboarding before a gun accident left him quadriplegic, with the original purpose of helping Nuno return to the ocean waves.
Over time, the Association has grown and broadened its scope to more people, developing a community of participants, volunteers and also monitors with specific skills. United in the pursuit of the pleasure of surfing, committed to transforming surfing into a sport for all, and making sure that disability, or wheelchairs, are not an impediment to anyone being able to feel the waves.
The essential characteristic of our Association is that it is free for all participants, based on a body of volunteers, surfers and non-surfers. In this way, all participants enjoy the surfing experience free of charge.
SURFaddict - Portuguese Association of Adapted Surfing is one of the first adapted surfing associations in Europe.