Surfer Transforms Spinal Cord Injury into Inspirational Movement

Spine Injury

Victoria Feige, a pro-adaptive surfer, has teamed up with Hawaii’s Jamie O’Brien Surf Experience at Turtle Bay Resort to offer adaptive surf lessons, a first for the state. Recognizing surfing’s health benefits, including confidence and resilience, especially for those with disabilities, Feige and O’Brien aim to create a safe and inclusive environment for all. Located on Oahu’s North Shore, Turtle Bay Resort provides the ideal gentle waves and easy beach access for these specialized lessons. With individualized attention and specially trained instructors, they cater to surfers of varying abilities, ensuring an enriching experience for everyone.

Growing up actively participating in board sports, Feige had her life turned upside down at 18 when a snowboarding accident resulted in partial paralysis. However, determined not to let this end her love for the ocean, she returned to surfing and went on to gain multiple world titles in paralympic surfing. Now, she is dedicated to sharing her passion and knowledge through adaptive surf lessons.

Feige’s program at Turtle Bay welcomes students as young as four years old and accommodates a range of disabilities. Upon arrival, students complete a questionnaire to inform instructors about their medical conditions and physical limitations. Each participant is then paired with two instructors to ensure a deeply personalized surfing experience. In addition to surfing, Feige envisions further expanding the resort’s programs to include adaptive surf clinics and events.

Source: AOL

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