Double amputee Jade "Red" Wheatley walked from Nobbys to Manly in 2016 to help build adaptive surfing in Australia.
Now the 37-year-old from Garden Suburb is raising the bar.
Mr Wheatley, who lost both legs below the knee following a heavy machinery accident 19 years ago, will embark on another 'Walk For Waves' on Wednesday from 8am.
This time he will start his trip of more than 130 kilometres to Manly from Newcastle Beach with the aim of raising funds to set up the Bali Adaptive Pro.
He will visit beach sites along the way on his 12-day fund-raiser, which he hopes will give himself and other adaptive surfers the chance to compete in bigger, prime conditions.
Last time, he raised about $15,000 to help develop events, athletes and the profile of adaptive surfing. The initiative earned Mr Wheatley the Surfing Australia ASB Greater Good Award in 2017.
"This is still for adaptive surfing but it's more about trying to raise the bar, raise the level of competition," Mr Wheatley, a production operator at Mount Thorley mine, said.
"Our biggest problem is that we all overcome our impairments, train really hard and adapt to the high-performance conditions, but the major factor that stops you is insurance at events.
"Without the cover, they won't run adaptive athletes in high-performance, critical conditions, which is what every surfer looks for."
Mr Wheatley and other adaptive surfers have helped create the Bali Adaptive Pro, which will be held on Echo Beach lefts and Sandbar rights at Canggu over three days in September. He said the event would cost about $11,000 to run.
As well as paying for additional event safety, access and equipment resources, the walk will also raise funds to help cover travel, training and accommodation costs.
Kim Burton, from Burton Automotive Group, has already donated $5000.
Mr Wheatley will walk to Redhead beach on day one, then Blacksmiths and Moonee beaches, Budgewoi, North Entrance, Wamberal, McMasters, Killcare, Palm Beach, Bungan, Dee Why and Manly.
For more information or to donate, go to www.walkforwaves.com.
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