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Thieves take boards from surfers with disabilities



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Boards taken from ocean activities group Access Surf in Hawaii

Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 26 November, 2013 - Two surfboards used for a surfing program that provides therapeutic ocean activities for people with disabilities were stolen over the weekend from a truck parked in St. Louis Heights.

A white 12-foot Infinity surfboard and a 12-foot Surftech soft-top rescue surfboard with yellow and red markings were stolen sometime between Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning from AccessSurf's truck in front of the house of Cara Troy, programs coordinator. The boards usually are stored at the Coast Guard's Barbers Point Air Station

Access Surf released posted on their website:

On Saturday night, Nov. 23, two of our adaptive surfboards were stolen from the AccesSurf truck in St. Louis Heights, Kaimuki.  Description of the boards are as follows:

-       One 12-foot Surftech Soft-top Rescue Surfboard with yellow and red markings.  The board also has handles and is marked with “ASH” (AccesSurf Hawaii) in black letters.

-       One 12-foot white Infinity Adaptive Surfboard.  The board is custom made with adaptive handles and padding to assist and protect people with disabilities while surfing.  The board is also marked in black with “ASH.”

The estimated value of the rescue board is approximately $800 and the custom Infinity board is about $1,200.  They are two of our most utilized boards in our programs.  Please help us to spread the word!!! The boards can be returned, no questions asked.  Please call Cara Troy, programs coordinator at 808-748-1820 or Mark Marble, founder of AccesSurf at 808-218-9804 with any information.

Rosemarie Bernardo/Editors

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