3rd place at the US Open Adaptive Surf ChampionshipsAndre Barbieri
Today I’m sharing good news of a podium, I got 3rd at the us Open Surf Champs! So excited w this one because it was not easy, real tough competition and I fought hard to achieve the result.
Surfing is great cross training for snowboarding; even though I’m on my knees (surfing) rather than standing up, it still is constant work putting on the board’s rails, changing edges, direction, weight distribution, it’s a very dynamic sport! I love it and it’s great for my soul also.
The International Surfing Association is working hard to feature Surfing in the Paralympics in LA 2028 —right in our “home” California! The sport had its debut in the regular Olympics in Tokyo 2020.
Fingers crossed it happens, because then I’ll be fighting hard to get a spot in the team to represent my Country!
Can you imagine me being a Paralympian in Winter AND Summer sports?! —I CAN!!!