Sight-impaired surfers take to the waves with a little help from their friends

CARLSBAD — For the 15th year, sight-impaired youth and adults from all over the county gathered at South Carlsbad State Beach on Sept. 19.
Blind participants were able to experience the joy of surfing with the help of experienced volunteers. The nonprofit event was sponsored by the Swamis Surfing Association, the Encinitas Lions club and the San Diego Surfing Academy.
“It’s just a joy to see the look on their faces,” said Bruce King of the Swamis Surfing Association, co-founder of the event.  
“Above all, this experience proves that just because you are disabled doesn’t mean you are not able to do many great things, and we are proud to promote that through this event,” King said.


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