Helping People Get Back Into the Water With AccesSurf

The calming breeze gently flowing through the infinite blue sky on a crisp afternoon. The soothing, rhythmic sound of waves crashing while a golden sunlight reflects off the surf from above. Every person should feel empowered to experience the therapeutic effects that the beach can deliver – even those with physical limitations.

In 2006, equipped with nothing more than a few pickup trucks, a small toolbox and a mountain of determination – a small team of dedicated individuals set out to create a program designed to aid those with physical limitations to get back into the water. Those humble beginnings created AccesSurf, a non-profit organization that has made life-changing impacts on countless members of our community

2021 marks the 15th anniversary for the group which has grown exponentially – hosting more than 40 events each year and organizing over 2,500 ocean experiences annually. This Hawaiian-born organization of nearly 900 volunteers is committed to helping enrich the lives of the physically disabled in our communities.

We are privileged to support the mission of AccesSurf. The ocean is very empowering and provides a real therapeutic benefit to those with disabilities and we're really proud to be a part of it ...

Glenn Sexton
President, Xerox® Business Solutions Hawaii

From the moment our team at Xerox® Business Solutions Hawaii caught a glimpse of an AccesSurf "Day at the Beach" event, we were hooked - and knew we had to get involved. Our relationship started small with our staff offering to print event flyers and posters on our Xerox® copiers and printers, but we were driven to do more for this incredible organization.

We were collaborating and excited to sponsor a "Day at the Beach" event in September 2020, but like many 2020 plans, COVID-19 caused the occasion to be postponed.

Taking a page from the same lessons that AccesSurf teaches its members, we adapted and overcame the obstacle. Through our XCIP (Xerox Community Involvement Program) initiative, our team at Xerox® Business Solutions Hawaii were able to organize a monetary donation of $1,500 for AccesSurf.

We are proud and honored to partner with an organization like AccesSurf that helps make a monumental impact on our local community. This is a relationship that we intend to maintain and grow throughout the years and are excited to see where it takes us.