Nuno Vitorino, one of our experts, chose the 10 surfers / special entities that have some kind of physical disability or who work closely with the inclusive area of surf. As president in SURFaddict, «this top is not about who stands out most in your surf but rather who allows others to surf.» And it´s absolutely right. They came up with their 10 choices. A complete surf guide in Portugal.
A surf guide in Portugal by experts
Teresa Abraços - Known as one of the first national surfers is also generous in the art of giving to others. An example is the social travel she has done for this world. The national level is one of the biggest drivers of adapted surfing. A true surf guide in Portugal.
Henrique Saraiva - Founder of ADAPTSURF in Brazil is adapted surfing lessons and this motivates others in Brazil to also make social and inclusive surf;
Jesse Billauer - If anyone in the world does what happens in adapted surf it´s Jesse. Life rolls on founder of which is adapted surfing events in the United States, he was also the first adapted surfer to make a statement in a World Cup stage;
Taiu Bueno - Former surfer has fairly severe disabilities but who had the dream of returning to surf. A board adapted to his condition and today he´s distributing adapted surfboards throughout Brazil;
Nuno and Edgar Batalha - opened in Peniche SPECIALSURF 78, a school of inclusive surf. People who are willing to change the landscape of surf. For them surfing is not only business but must also have a soul;
A surf guide with lots of stars
SURF FOR ALL - A yearly adapted surfing event held in Costa da Caparica, which has undergone some organizational changes since its inception but where the goal remains: getting persons with disabilities to surf;
Benathy Hamilton - deserves pride of place by the example that is for the millions of people with disabilities in the world! For her the hard going and doing the impossible is being acheived. More recently, surfed until the end of pregnancy;
André Melo de Souza (Andrezinho Carioca) - As they say in his country, in Brazil, «this guy is beast». Andrezinho was the first surfer with disabilities to surf the Pororoca and today does SUP but the wheelchair is not on the sand, it goes with him up on the board;
ISA International Surfing Association - The International Surfing Association is organizing the first world adapted surfing championship, which will take place in California. The future of adapted surfing will have competition and the ISA called the world"s surfing suited to compete;
Alkyne Pirate (Pirate Surf) - A example for the world adapted surfing. Surfed any wave and was one of the first surfers when the adapted surf took its first steps in Portugal.