Adaptive aka “para” surfing is an incredible sport. Whether you’re an individual considering trying it, or just a supporter wanting to learn more, this short 20 minute webinar is for you. Access Trax CEO Kelly Twichel created this presentation to answer questions like, “what styles of adaptive surfing are there” and “what kinds of equipment are used.” She also highlights a few of the top adaptive or “para” surfing competitions and how to find a surfing program near you. One such premier para surfing competition that happens annually is the ISA World Para Surfing Championships in California. You can learn more about it here. Kelly would like to give a huge shout out to all adaptive surfers, especially the ones featured in the presentation. This video is inspired by you! To get started, click on the image below.


Image shows adaptive surfers in the water on a waveski, and surfing laying down on the board with the title "Adaptive Surfing"


Access Trax Supports the Adaptive Surf Movement

Since 2016, Access Trax CEO Kelly Twichel has been volunteering and working with adaptive surfers. Every year in California, two premier events in adaptive surfing take place: The ISA World Para Surfing Championships and the U.S. Open Adaptive Surfing Championships. Kelly has volunteered with her company’s portable pathway system for years and enjoys supporting the surf community that she considers family. Access Trax is a proud sponsor of the U.S. Open Adaptive Surfing Championships. Furthermore, with her expertise as an occupational therapist, Kelly assisted in developing the athlete classification system spearheaded by Dr. Maureen “Mo” Johnson and Dr. Heather Scott David from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences. As the sport continues to grow in numbers and with professional competitions, the goal for para surfing to be added to the Paralympics will hopefully soon be realized. Click here to learn more about the 2021 U.S. Open Adaptive Surfing Championships held in Oceanside, CA.

A group of people with diverse abilities cheers for a picture in front of the banner "US Open Adaptive Surfing Championships."

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