The High Fives Foundation recently took a group of Winter Empowerment Fund Athletes to San Clemente, Calif. to learn the sport of adaptive surfing at San Onofre State Park’s “Dog Patch” beach. Athletes Steve Wallace, Taylor Fiddyment, Landon McGauley, Danny Toumarkine and John Davis traveled with Foundation staff and a media team to Southern California for the camp. A consistent three to six foot swell delivered gorgeous sets of waves for these injured athletes to discover new muscle memory skills on Infinity Waveskis (sit-down waveskis). Additionally, skills learned are transferable to winter action sports and will help in the recovery process for all involved.
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“I’d like to thank the following people that lent their time, talents and equipment: Steve Boehne (Infinity Surfboard Co.), Kim Mcrae, Dan Moore, Mark Thornton, Mike Johnson, Chris Oberle and John Davis,” said Roy Tuscany, High Fives Foundation Co-Founder and Executive Director. “This first ever Adaptive Surf Camp helped expand the reach of the Foundation by providing a new outlet for those that suffer a life altering injury.”