High Five the Wave | Mexico

IN August OF 2018, THE HIGH FIVES FOUNDATION BROUGHT 7 ADAPTIVE ATHLETES TO nayarit mexico FOR A 7-DAY SURF CAMP. EACH OF THE ATHLETES HAS A SPINAL CORD INJURY AND SURFS USING SPECIALIZED BOARDS AND TECHNIQUES.

Special thanks to Smith, Big Agnes, zealios, bigtruck brand, Rumpl, Tahoe Trail Bar, LifeProof, Phunkshun Wear & Le Grand Adventure Tours.

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THE HIGH FIVES FOUNDATION HAS MADE A VIDEO TO TELL THE POWERFUL STORY OF LEAVING LIMITATIONS BEHIND AND USING SURFING AS A WAY OF HEALING. #HighFivesAthlete Bond Camp shown below, has T2 and T3 fractures causing paralysis from the nipples down.

THE HIGH FIVES FOUNDATION, A NON-PROFIT IN THE outdoor ACTION SPORTS INDUSTRY, CREATED THESE ADAPTIVE SURF CAMPS TO BRING THE ATHLETES INTO THE REALM OF OCEAN AND WAVES. MOST ATHLETES WERE NOT AVID SURFERS BEFORE THEIR INJURY, BUT SURFING ALLOWS FOR MOTION AND INDEPENDENCE UNLIKE ANY OTHER ADAPTIVE SPORT.

THIS SURF CAMP IS THE first TIME THE HIGH FIVES FOUNDATION HAS VENTURED TO THE WARM AND HEALING WATERS OF Mexico. 

SINCE 2009, THE HIGH FIVES FOUNDATION HAS HELPED 212 INJURED ATHLETES, BRINGING THEM EXPERIENCES AND GRANT FUNDING TOWARDS THEIR RECOVERIES. THEY’VE BUILT A STRONG NETWORK TO HELP THESE ATHLETES IMPROVE THEIR LIVES AND OVERCOME ADVERSITY.

LUCKILY WITH A GROUP LIKE HIGH FIVES, THERE’S A TON OF SUPPORT, AND THEY WANT TO HELP YOU FIGURE IT OUT. THAT’S WHAT I THINK HIGH FIVES IS ALL ABOUT.

#HighFivesAthlete BOND CAMP

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