O n Saturday June 2nd the Beach Trax team attended the Life Rolls on They Will Surf Again event in Santa Monica, CA. The non-profit’s mission is to improve the quality of life for young people affected by spinal cord injury. They achieve this by putting on epic surf and skate (yes, wheelchair MX!) events for wheelchair athletes all over the nation each year. The 2018 tour is underway and includes 12 events in 8 U.S. states plus 1 in Nova Scotia in Canada.
At the event, adaptive surfers took to the waves with teams of volunteers sporting color-coded jerseys for easy visibility. The smiles and stoke were contagious. The Beach Trax team enjoyed meeting new faces and getting valuable feedback on their newest pathway design. “It’s so inspiring to hear everyone’s story and how much joy and meaning adaptive sports brings” says Access Trax co-founder and CEO Kelly Twichel. “Everyone deserves to have the chance to try something they might like, no matter what their ability. Eric and I just want to make a product that helps people get to where they’re going a little more easily.”
The next Southern California surfing event on the Life Rolls On (LRO) 2018 Tour will be in Huntington Beach August 25th. Beach Trax has been invited back by LRO Founder Jessie Billauer. Hopefully we will see you there!