Corey has been more than wonderful to have at our programs, both as a volunteer and participant! We love to have him at check in but also killing it at surfing, swimming and paddling!
Corey was a recipient of our Move United and The Hartford equipment grant and we hope his new beach wheelchair breaks many barriers for him and leads him to an even more active lifestyle!

Lets hear more from Corey himself:

Tell us a little about yourself.

Corey Obungen. Born on Oahu, raised in Seattle. Now a certified townie in Kaka’ako. High School health teacher. Loves concerts, all things sports and pau hana.

How and when did you hear about or start with Accessurf?

I first heard of AccesSurf from Instagram

What does AccesSurf mean to you?

ccesSurf holds a special place in my heart; the organization that brought me back into the water after 10+ years after my accident (which was at the beach). Symbolizes a sense of strength and resilience for me.

What is your favorite AccesSurf memory?

First time surfing back in 2019. Fell off the board on one of my first waves. But was quickly back although it was super scary. Still hooked.

Anything you want to share with our AccesSurf ‘ohana?

Mahalo Nui Loa. So thankful and appreciative of all the people I’ve met and everyone involved in the organization. All you folks have allowed me to enjoy the water and beach again. Forever grateful.

Meet Les!