Cornwall’s Melissa Reid wins ISA World Adaptive Surfing Championship

December 17, 2018 1:52 pm

Cornish paratriathlete has made history by being crowned the first-ever women’s visually impaired World Champion at the ISA World Adaptive Surfing Championship in San Diego.

“This is my first international surfing competition, so it feels amazing to come out here and win this world title,” said Melissa.

“I came here thinking that I would just be surfing against the guys, but knowing that there are enough visually impaired women for a separate division is incredible.

“I hope that my performance gets more visually impaired girls and guys out in the water.”

The host nation, Team USA, won their first-ever Team Gold Medal with Team Brazil taking Silver and Team Chile taking bronze.

You can replay the webcasts from the 2018 Stance ISA World Adaptive Surfing Championship here.

Image and quote courtesy of Carve Magazine.

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