1st ISA World Adaptive Surf ChampionshipAndre Barbieri
At the end of September, with the support of PossAbilities I participated in a historical event. It was the first ever Adaptive Surf Championship, and it happened in La Jolla Shores, San Diego. A total of 69 athletes from 14 different countries were in attendance, with a big crowd and some heavy names in the surf world cheering us on. The waves were really small, so I didn’t really have a fighting chance, and didn’t go past the 2nd round. I also did not agree with the way categories were made, but hopefully in time they will improve, for the following years. But again, I’m just happy to be given the opportunity to be there, and represent Brazil in the process. Thank you PossAbilities for making this happen. There’s a big chance Surfing could be in the 2020 Olympic Games, in Japan. From there, who knows, maybe it could become a Paralympic Sport?! Cheers!!