Virtual Adaptive Surfing Championships 2020 – 100% Blind Surfer Mark Anthony Woodard Entry

(Planet Earth – September 13, 2020)  In response to restrictions brought on by COVID-19, the world’s first-ever Virtual Adaptive Surfing Championship was formed.  It is intended to be a free annual event and competitors participated from around the world.  A multitude of divisions were represented and para surfers submitted up to 10 video entries of their rides.  Three experienced judges assigned point values up to a perfect 10 and the two best waves determined placing.  As of this writing, results are pending.

Visually Impaired – 1 Competitor, Mark Anthony Woodard, surfs on verbal cues alone from Coach Pat Weber of the San Diego Surfing Academy. Drone Photography courtesy of Anthony M Mata, Air Visions Productions
Visually Impaired – 1 Competitor, Mark Anthony Woodard (USA), surfs on verbal cues alone from Coach Pat Weber of the San Diego Surfing Academy. Drone Photography courtesy of Anthony M Mata, Air Visions Productions