THE STOKE FOR LIFE FOUNDATION IS COMMITTED TO SPREADING THE ALOHA SPIRIT THROUGH ADAPTIVE WATERSPORTS

The main goal for the Stoke for Life Foundation is to bring awareness to the rehabilitative benefits of adaptive water sports through clinics and education. Our goals are to introduce these benefits in an effort to advance adaptive water sports and to raise awareness for access to our beach communities for those with disabilities. Stoke for life will host paddle clinics for adaptive paddle boarding and adaptive surfing; these will be free open clinics to further education of adaptive water sports, beach access for the disabled, and the advancements in adaptive water sports equipment. Among other information will be hands-on teaching for volunteers to learn how to handle people with all levels of disabilities and ailments safely in and out of the water.

Stoke For Life Events Calendar

Stoke For Life Surf Camp

When: Sunday – March 22nd – 

POSTPONED

Time: 9am-1pm

Where: Oceanside Harbor – North Jetty

Stoke for Life Foundation will be hosting a free adaptive surf camp for people with all levels of disability all ages. Stoke for Life with the help of many volunteers will provide adaptive equipment, coaching, and assistance to all participants.

Yes, I want to make a difference in the world of adaptive watersports.

US OPEN ADAPTIVE SURFING CHAMPIONSHIPS

STOKE FOR LIFE SURF CAMPS

DISABLED PEOPLE ASSISTED

US Open of Adaptive Surfing Championships

September 10-13, 2020

 
On September 26th through 29th 2019 the Third Annual U.S. Open Adaptive Surfing Championships powered by The University of St. Augustine for Health and Science hosted by Stoke for Life and High Fives Foundations was held at Oceanside Pier in beautiful Oceanside Ca. Athletes with disabilities ranging from paraplegia, quadriplegia, amputation, blindness, and more all competed for the U.S. Open Adaptive Surfing crown.

The U.S. Open ASC hosted 85 adaptive athletes from 14 nations and six continents worldwide. This event in its third year has set new standards in the Adaptive Surfing world by being the first all adaptive surfing competition to offer cash prizes to all podium finishers in all divisions (13 divisions over $25,000 dollars in prize money). Also, the U.S. Open Adaptive Surfing Championships was the first all adaptive surf competition to install a priority heat structure in 2017, this was a big step for the adaptive surfing world.

The competition was helped by a south west swell providing solid 3-5-foot surf with the conditions becoming very challenging the adaptive athletes stood up to the challenge and then some with some epic exchanges happening from heat to heat. This event has shown that Elite, World Class, Professional, Competitive Adaptive Surfing is here to stay.

Stoke for Life Foundation is grateful to all the sponsors that helped to make this historic event happen, The University of St. Augustine for Health and Science, High Fives Foundation, Volcom, Datron World Communications, North Shore Prosthetics and Orthotics, Sticky Bumps, Kaptains BBQ Shack, Total Harvest Solutions, Kings Paddle Sports, Jack’s Surf Shop, Surf Dog Ricochet, Surf Gimp Foundation, J.Nilson Designs, Baja Jerky, Socco, Beaten Berry Food Trucks, Route 99 Hawaii, Faith Hope Maui, Access Rec, Stay Covered, Wheelie Medical Supply, Amp Surf, MRM Nutrition Design Grotto, Sun Bum Sun Screen, Life Rolls On Foundation, Beach Trax SD, All American Garage Door, and Wrench and Rodent Seabasstro Pub.