Adaptive Surfing

I had the great pleasure of working a recent assignment that was so moving and inspirational.

SurfAble and The Life Rolls On Foundation held an event dedicated to enabling those with disabilities to experience adaptive surfing.

Justin Burdon

Volunteers carry Justin Burdon, who is dependent on a wheelchair after suffering a brain injury 12 years ago, on a surf board to surf in the Atlantic Ocean during a surf event for people with disabilities at Martinique Beach Provincial Park in Musquodoboit Harbour, N.S. on Saturday, August 20, 2016. The event is run by non-profit organizations SurfAble and Life Rolls On which work to enable those with disabilities to experience adaptive surfing. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese

Justin Burdon

Justin Burdon, who is dependent on a wheelchair after suffering a brain injury 12 years ago, reacts while surfing in the Atlantic Ocean during a surf event for people with disabilities at Martinique Beach Provincial Park in Musquodoboit Harbour, N.S. on Saturday, August 20, 2016. The event is run by non-profit organizations SurfAble and Life Rolls On which work to enable those with disabilities to experience adaptive surfing. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese

Mohammed Ibrahim

Mohammed Ibrahim, a Syrian refugee with an amputated leg, paddles on a surfboard in the Atlantic Ocean during a surf event for people with disabilities at Martinique Beach Provincial Park in Musquodoboit Harbour, N.S. on Saturday, August 20, 2016. The event is run by non-profit organizations SurfAble and Life Rolls On which work to enable those with disabilities to experience adaptive surfing. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese

Khaleda Alawi, Ayoob Hussein

Khaleda Alawi, left, from Iraq, takes a photo of her son Ayoob Hussein surfing with the help of volunteers in the Atlantic Ocean during a surf event for people with disabilities at Martinique Beach Provincial Park in Musquodoboit Harbour, N.S. on Saturday, August 20, 2016. The event is run by non-profit organizations SurfAble and Life Rolls On which work to enable those with disabilities to experience adaptive surfing. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese

Divya Tiwari

Volunteers help 4-year-old Divya Tiwari, who is dependent on a wheelchair, experience the sensation of surfing during a surf event for people with disabilities at Martinique Beach Provincial Park in Musquodoboit Harbour, N.S. on Saturday, August 20, 2016. The event is run by non-profit organizations SurfAble and Life Rolls On which work to enable those with disabilities to experience adaptive surfing. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese

Rebecca Smith, Zachary Kalpakchiev

Rebecca Smith, left, and her son Zachary Kalpakchiev, who lives with cerebral palsy, wade into the Atlantic Ocean with the help of an adaptive wheelchair during a surf event for people with disabilities at Martinique Beach Provincial Park in Musquodoboit Harbour, N.S. on Saturday, August 20, 2016. The event is run by non-profit organizations SurfAble and Life Rolls On which work to enable those with disabilities to experience adaptive surfing. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese

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