Surfing the Spectrum offers beach therapy as a respite to COVID stresses for young people with autism

Simon McCarthy
By Simon McCarthy
December 13 2021 - 11:00pm

IT sold out in an hour, and the smiles at Lake Macquarie's first Surfing the Spectrum event since COVID lockdowns made it clear why.


Simon McCarthy

Simon McCarthy

Digital Journalist, Newcastle Herald

Simon McCarthy is a digital journalist working at the Newcastle Herald in NSW. He writes and produces video and multimedia for the Herald and Herald Weekender magazine, and co-produces the Toohey's News podcast. McCarthy has worked as a journalist in regional NSW since 2013. He joined the newsroom of the Newcastle Herald in 2017 from the Northern Daily Leader in Tamworth where he worked from 2015 to 2016.

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