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Stance ISA World Adaptive Surfing Championship




'The Stance ISA World Adaptive Surfing Championship was created to give surfers with physical disabilities an opportunity to compete and display their talents in a Paralympic-style, world-class competition. This year, 120 athletes from 24 nations competed. The Hawai'i Adaptive Surf Team proudly took home the 4th place team medal. Athletes compete in their individual divisions and all team points are tabulated throughout the competition to determine placement for the team world title.


Our adaptive team came 4th IN THE WORLD: 8 Athletes under the guidance of our Coach Chris!


In the individual divisions Hawai'i won 4 medals: Ann Yoshida - Gold Medal (AS-4 Women's), Meira Durate Va'a - Silver Medal (AS-3 Women's), Meira Durate Va'a - Bronze Medal (AS-3 Open), and Darian Haynes (AS-1 Women's). The Hawai'i Adaptive Surf Team represented proudly and with sheer determination.'





"Aloha HAST (Hawaii Adaptive Surf Team) great morning today as the HSA (Hawaii Surfing Association) event #7. Thanks water safety crew for the assistance. Thanks everyone for the commitment to the surf series let’s keep up the stoke! We will be working the next practice session on contest strategy for defense and offensive tactics for better results and achievements. Great day today Mahalo's!" -Coach Chris



Finalists Colin Cook and Mike Coots with Coach Chris Courtois.

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