Surfers of all ages, parents, members of the public, and a journalist are all saddened to hear that this year's disabled surf day at Mollymook won't be going ahead.
The South Coast Branch of the Disabled Surf Association recently announced it had postponed the event it had planned for November 21 at Mollymook Beach.
The postponement was due to the current COVID-19 restrictions.
The aim of the day was to "put smiles on dials", according to one of the 2019 event organisers.
The surf day scheduled for December 12 at Thirroul was also postponed.
Local resident Bree Pennie, her son Dax Roberts and extended family were looking forward to the event.
"We were obviously disappointed that the events have been postponed as they are a highlight of our summer calendar," Bree said.
"We do know that the decision would have been made with thought and care for all of the participants, particularly those who are more vulnerable to illness.
"We are very much looking forward to getting back into the water with our Disabled Surf Association family when it's safe to do so."
Daniel Colebrook was one of the participants and he loved taking part.
"I hope it comes back in 2021," Daniel said.
Damian McGill from the Milton Ulladulla Times covered the event last year and had a great time.
He was also saddened that the event was postponed.
"Last year's surf day was one of the best things I have covered for the paper," he said.
"Everyone was just having such a great time and I can remember how excited everyone was and how happy they were to be on the beach together.
"I think the volunteers and the people who were just watching had as much fun as the participants."
The South Coast Branch of the Disabled Surf Association, if things change for the better, will let people know immediately.
Bree says thanks
After last year's event, Bree wrote an open letter to everyone involved with the event.
"Thank you just doesn't seem to express my gratitude enough. There are so many people and organisations who make a day like Disabled Surfers at Mollymook so wonderful.
"To Disabled Surfers South Coast thank you for creating magic and memories.
"To the local boardriders and surfing community, thank you for allowing participants to share in your love of the ocean.
"To businesses who donate prizes, goodie bags, trophies, food and staff to assist, your generosity doesn't go unnoticed.
"To people who volunteer in whatever capacity, be it in the water, at the sign on, behind the barbecue, or organising us all, I salute you.
"To the photographers and videographers who capture the joy.
Thank you for sharing the story through a lens.
"To the cheer squads on the beach, the families, friends, and the community who just happen to be walking by and stop to see the magic. Thank you!
"But most importantly, thank you for smiling and saying hello.
"Thank you for seeing participants' abilities over their disabilities.
"Thank you for creating a safe space for all to enjoy the ocean and experience the thrill of catching a wave."
From one stoked mama of a little surf grom - Bree Pennie.