- Voluntary activities in sport
- Social inclusion
- Awareness of the importance of health-enhancing physical activity equal access to “sport for all”
- Boys and girls with disabilities do not enjoy the same opportunities to practice sport as their able-bodied peers
- Children and youth with an impairment do not have an easy access to “gliding sports” such as Surfing.
- Support for people with disabilities who wish to practice sport (e.g. the cost of equipment, training of the staff and adaptation of sport facilities).
Adaptive Surfing Camps for people with an impairment & First European Adaptive Surfing Seminar
First Adapative Surfing Seminar
Speakers at the Seminar
JOAO TABORDA LOPES
Occupational Therapist since 1999, worked with adaptive surfing since 2003... Read more...
Has over 20 years of extensive experience working with the physically impaired population as well as with adaptive athletes through his involvement with various adaptive sports and recreation programs... Read more...
Graduated in Sports Science by the Sports Faculty, University of Porto. Erasmus program at Faculty of Physical Activity and Sports Sciences, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria... Read more...
Born in 1976 in Livorno, he has been working as restaurant chef for long time in Asia, surfer with large experience, ISA surf instructor, in 2014 he founded Happy Wheels... Read more...
Born in 1976 in Florence, degree in Political Sciences and ph.d in Telematics and Information Society... Read more...
Jessica Tidswell, PT, DPT, ATC, SCS, CSCS*D
Assistant Professor, Clinical Education Coordinator – Athletic Training Program, Physical Therapist/Athletic Trainer – Utah Athletics... Read more...
I'm 25 years old and I live in Viana do castelo - Portugal. I took a degree in sports at the Polytechnic of Viana do Castelo and I'm completing my master's degree in Sports of Nature, also at the polytechnic... Read more...
João Zamith, born in 1975, has dedicated his life to watersports and maritime affairs. He holds a degree in Management and Masters degree in European Studies... Read more...
Alex Reynolds joined the ISA in September 2014 after spending two years in Jeffrey’s Bay, South Africa working for Christian Surfers Africa as the Africa Correspondent. During his time in South Africa, Alex realized the potential for surfing... Read more...
Three-Time Paralympic Gold Medalist Triple Threat Athlete in Alpine Skiing, Basketball and Sprint Kayaking Alana Nichols is a world-class athlete with a passion for challenging herself and others... Read more...
I live in the Basque Country where mountains and sea mingled, I practiced surfing and snowboarding... Read more...
Miguel A. Lindoso Alonso
In 1977 Miguel A Lindoso started his professional career as an international athlete in the 800 and 1500 metres obtaining the titles of Spanish champion from the infant category... Read more...
The improvement of the health and well being of the youngsters with a disability:
- Surfing improves physical aspects
- Surfing improves pshycological aspects
Surfing, beyond being a sport, it’s a lifestyle.
- WheelAdvisor, Livorno (ITA)
- Surf Club de Viana, Viana do Castelo (POR)
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