United Disability Sponsors the 2018 Australian Adaptive Surfing Titles
This weekend The 2018 nudie Australian Adaptive Surfing Titles wrapped up at Cabarita on the New South Wales North Coast after a day of outstanding action featuring some of the country’s best adaptive surfers. Clean 1-2ft conditions greeted the competitors for the start of competition at the Cabarita Surf Club on Saturday, allowing the field of more than twenty adaptive surfers to showcase their skills across a multitude of divisions.
United Disability were proud to be amongst a strong line up of sponsors for the local event, with the 2018 nudie Australian Adaptive Surfing Titles sponsors including: nudie, United Disability, SAE Group, Adaptive Surfers of Australia and Surfing Australia. It is always fantastic to see such an amazing sport receive the participation and recognition it deserves.
2018 nudie Australian Adaptive Surfing Titles Division Winners:
• Men’s AS 1 (Stand/Kneel – AS-1UL – Upper Limb, AS-1LL – Lower Limb) – Dale Taylor
• Women’s AS 1 (Stand/Kneel – AS-1UL – Upper Limb, AS-1LL – Lower Limb) – Kate Sawford
• AS 2 (Stand/Kneel) – Mark Stewart
• AS 3 (Seated) – David Munk
• AS 4 (Prone) – Gavin Bellis
• Men’s AS 5 (Non-Standing / Assist) – Barney Miller
• Women’s AS 5 (Non-Standing / Assist) – Sam Bloom
• SUP – Dean McSporran
• AS VI (AS-VIB1, AS-VIB2, AS-VIB3 – Visual Impairment) – Matt Formston
Mark ‘Mono’ Stewart – 2018 AS 2 Division nudie Australian Adaptive Surfing Champion said: “This is the third nudie Australian Adaptive Surfing Titles on the Tweed Coast and it’s great to see company’s like nudie staying on board and supporting the adaptive surfing community. We have grown massively as a sport and in the end, it’s all about the ocean and its ability to heal and equalise. It makes you feel at home and I just love it.”
Sam Bloom – 2018 Women’s AS 5 division nudie Australian Adaptive Surfing Champion, explained how she goes about her business in the water: “I starting surfing when I was about five years old in primary school and I just use my weight to get over the inside rail, kind of like skating I guess.”
Jake White – Surfing Australia’s General Manager Partnerships, Digital And Events, said: “It’s great to see the adaptive spirit in full flight today at Cabarita. Surfing Australia is really supportive of the adaptive surfing pathway in Australia and we provide this outlet as a qualifier for Team Australia who then goes on to the world stage.”
Winners of the nudie Australian Adaptive Surfing Titles divisions have booked themselves a place on the Australian Adaptive Surf Team that will compete at the International Surfing Association (ISA) Stance World Adaptive Surfing Championships later in 2018.
Congratulations to all competitors on a fantastic day of surfing. For more event information, visit http://www.australianadaptivesurftitles.com/
Content and media credit: Surfing Australia media release Mon 16 July 2018