Meet Faith!

She hails from the valley isle of Maui and is a rockstar on our Hawai’i Adaptive Surf Team, holding over a dozen medals at the young age of 13! She is kind, sweet and humble and we are so lucky to have her as a part of our ‘ohana. We could brag about this girl all day long, but we’ll let her tell her story…

1. Tell us a little about yourself!

I’m a 13 year old girl from Maui.  I lost below the elbow on my left hand, from a crush injury called compartment syndrome. here are my wins:

1st place 2021 US National ParaSurf 1

4th place 2021 US National Girls U14 Longboard

1st place 2020 Supergirl Pro adaptive

2nd place 2020 ISA Worlds Parasurf Stand 1

3rd place Women’s Stand- 2018 Hawaii Adaptive Surfing Championships

2nd Place Juniors- 2018 US Open of Adaptive Surfing

1st place Adaptive Stand- 2018 HSA Jerry Lopez Surfbash

4th Place with Team Hawaii- 2018 Stance ISA World Adaptive Surfing Championships

1st place Adaptive Stand- 2019 HSA Breakwall

1st Place Women’s Stand- 2019 Hawaii Adaptive Surfing Championships

2nd place Women’s Stand and 2nd place Juniors- 2019 Us Open

2. How/ when did you start surfing?

Jenn Gladwin introduced me to adaptive surfing, and I started competing in it when i was 10.

3. What does AccesSurf mean to you?

AccesSurf makes it possible for me to do the adaptive contest because they help with support and travel.

4. What is your favorite AccesSurf memory:

My first contest at Dukes Ocean Fest, taking second in my heat.

5. Anything you want to say to our AccesSurf ohana?

Nope thats all! Also thank you so much for doing this??