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Super wetsuit tech still leaves adaptive surfers out in the cold

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Adaptive Surfing

The first ever Adaptive Wetsuit Design Competition is currently running, will we find innovative designs that can change lives?

Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 6 February, 2018 - Cape Town - Everyone knows just how hard it is to get into a wetsuit. With adaptive surfing growing worldwide, a South African group has launched a campaign to find design solutions for an effective Adaptive Wetsuit.

Adaptive Surfing South Africa aims to give disabled people, freedom through surfing. President of Adaptive Surfing South Africa, Antony Smyth, was one of 77 athletes from 21 countries who participated in the 2016 World Adaptive Surfing Championships held in California. They have already changed many lives and look forward to the sport growing this year again. 

"To help raise awareness around adaptive surfing and create an adaptive wetsuit that will make it easier for adaptive surfers to go surfing," the group said in a statement. "We are running an Adaptive Wetsuit Design Competition with Reef South Africa. There are prizes for the top 3 designers and Reef South Africa will make the winning wetsuit design and give to an adaptive surfer in need."

The design contest is open to entries from across the globe. Those who wish to get involved in the first of many design competitions in collaboration with Adaptive Surfing South Africa can check out the link below. Look out for the upcoming Adaptive Surfboard Design Competition.



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