Mark Twain once said, ‘It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog.’  Well, our friend Erics got both. He does everything with a full heart and we are so fortunate to have him as a part of our ‘ohana and Hawai’i Adaptive Surf Team.
Lets hear more from the man himself…
Tell us about yourself:
I don’t know what to say about me except for my love for playing in the ocean riding waves started back in 1975 when I was five years old boogie boarding in Huntington Beach at my family get togethers at the beach. Then I watched the Pipe contest on tv and fell in love with Hawai’i and dreamed about going there and becoming a professional surfer. Now I’m living a Dream living on Kaua’i playing ukulele and getting towed into waves. I couldn’t have expected my dreams to come true but they have. In April 2003 I had an accident that paralyzed me riding a DIRTBIKE motorcycle from my upper chest. I’m blessed to have survived and still be independent and take care of myself. 2006 I started racing go karts and in 2007 I won the Championship beating able body racers. We have to Think and Dream Big. You must believe it to achieve it! Looking forward to what live gives me next. God is Good!
How did you hear about AccesSurf:
Thanks to AccesSurf for putting on the Hawaiian Adaptive Surfing Championship in 2019 that’s how I found out about AccesSurf which was my first surfing contest after being paralyzed. Mahalo Kaua’i Kore Ohana for getting me to the event.
What does AccesSurf mean to you:
AccesSurf means just that access to the surf. What more could you ask for. The best playground on Earth that provides so much to so many. Love the Sea, it’s the best place to be.
What is your favorite AccesSurf memory:
My fondest memory is joining you all and representing Hawai’i Adaptive Surf Team in December 2021 at the ISA World Adaptive Surfing Championships in Pismo. Mahalo Nui Loa AccesSurf I’ll never forget it, looking forward to this year’s Hawai’i Adaptive Surfing Championships at Queens Waikiki. I appreciate all that you do. Keep it up! Imua AccesSurf!
What words do you have for our AccesSurf ‘ohana:
I heard a young Hawaiian man say winners are losers who never quit. Please believe and love yourself.  We are super humans that can achieve anything when we connect are heart and minds together as one. Stay Blessed and Precious.
Mahalo Ke Akua
Aloha Nui
Aloha Nui Loa
HAST congrats