You were once a keen surfer but tragically lost the use of your legs? Don’t despair, you can get back on that surfboard, dude! Or you want to experience being on a board catching some waves for the first time? With adapted surfing you sure can. Blind? Deaf? Paraplegic? Quadriplegic? You too can enjoy the thrill of riding a board in the majestic shore break of the ocean.
The boards are modified to enable the surfers to enjoy this exceptional experience. Altered in different ways depending on the physical limitations these boards can have straps attached or grab handles among other modifications.
The awesome ocean offers amazing powers for the soul, mind and body. Enjoy the lovely therapeutic benefits that being in the ocean gifts upon anyone who enters the water. Surfing is an epic way to spend your time outdoors, and is a big time stress reliever.
Surfers with disabilities
Chris Irwin broke his neck in a swimming pool accident yet is still surfing. With some help from his buddies he was able to accomplish surfing one of the worlds’ most famous breaks, Cloudbreak in Fiji.
Soul Surfer, Bethany Hamilton, lost her arm in a shark attack while surfing when she was a kid. Today she still enters the water to surf one armed.
Watch the video of Greg Faure surfing, who featured in our EpicEnabled blog earlier this year.
Here is Gregs’ story if you haven’t already read it.
Surfing Dog Ricohet
Even this epic surfing dog Ricohet loves the thrill of riding waves. A golden retriever who has been catching waves since she was 8 weeks old, she helps people with disabilities surf by adjusting her balance on the board to keep the surfer up.
Maybe our very own Cosmo would like to give it a go?
Surfing is an exciting challenge for anybody regardless of disability or not. It gets the adrenaline pumping and gives someone the sense of freedom. A wonderful water sport loved by many people across the globe and you too can enjoy its magic.
Agro – Bad and aggressive attitude in the water.
Amped – Excited about something.
Brah – A word originated from Hawaii to refer to a surfer friend.
Gnarly – Bad surf conditions.
Sick – Term used when someone does something impressive.
Stoked – Happy or excited.
Wipe-out – Fallen off the surfboard.
|Surfs up bro!|