A massive well done to all of the athletes who competed in the ISA World Para Surfing Championships 2023 at Huntington Beach this month. Here’s a selection of Team England’s prone riders absolutely smashing it with their SurfDek handles 🏴
A profile of Hannah Dines and snapshot into her sport, community and the world of Para Surfing at the US Open Adaptive Surfing Championships.
Surfing is often associated with freedom, adrenaline, and a deep connection with nature. For individuals with disabilities, however, the idea of riding the waves can seem out of reach. But thanks to the innovative concept of seated surfboards, the thrill of surfing is becoming accessible to people of all abilities.
Surfing is a sport that embodies freedom, connection with nature, and the thrill of riding waves. While it has traditionally been associated with able-bodied individuals, the world of surfing has expanded to embrace inclusivity and accessibility for people with disabilities. Adaptive surfing is a remarkable endeavour that allows individuals of all abilities to experience the joy and excitement of riding waves. In this beginner’s guide, we will explore the fundamentals of adaptive surfing, the adaptive equipment available, and the empowering experiences that await those who dare to conquer the waves.
In 2022, Hannah Dines set the goal once again to compete internationally as a prone surfer. In this article Hannah talks about what para surfing is to her, the challenges of getting to the World championships and the experience of competing at Pismo beach last month. There’s a flourishing community of competitive adaptive athletes around the globe currently and it’s going to be very exciting to see what 2023 brings for them and the sport.
The English Para Surfing Team are off to the Pismo Beach ISA World Para Championships on Monday. Best of luck!
A fun training day yesterday at The Wave with the Surfing England adaptive/para team, ahead of the Pismo Beach ISA World Para Championships 2022 next month. Image gallery here.
The 2022 Grail Para contest, organised by FAST – French Adaptive Surfer Tank, was held in Perros Guirec, French Brittany from September 22nd to 25th. A great opportunity for French para surfers to compete against top international para surfers from many countries, including Great Britain and the United States.
On Thursday 7th July 2022, SurfDek visited The Wave in Bristol for the English Adaptive Surfing Open 2022. Photo gallery and results here.