The Hawaii Adaptive Surf Team Hawaii has landed in La Jolla to represent our islands and AccesSurf in the 2nd annual ISA World Adaptive Surfing Championships. By all reports so far, it is COLD out there, but the team is sure to bring the warmth and aloha to the world’s competitive stage. This is Team Hawaii’s second trip to California for the world championships, and this year’s team has a new face or two. So with that we are proud to announce the 2016 Hawaii Adaptive Surf Team!

Big thanks to the sponsors who helped make the teams journey happen – Alaska Airlines and Dakine!

Be sure to stream all of the action live at the ISA site!!!

AS1 Division


Mike Coots, Tommy Counihan, Darian Haynes (Alternate)

AS2 Division









Colin Cook

AS3 Division

as3Meira Duarte, Diane Whitcombe (Alternate)

AS4 Division

as4Bill Martin, Ann Yoshida (Alternate)

AS5 Division


Buster Kawasaki, with support team Amanda Witko and Russel Kim


Coaching and Support


Coach Chris Courtois

Big mahalos to the team’s support crew – Clint Kent, Amanda Witko, Eugenia Whittenburg, Russel Kim, and Melanie Chun.


Best of luck in La Jolla – Imua Team Hawaii!!!