US Open Adaptive Surfing Championships.s | The first U.S. Open Adaptive Surfing Championships hosted by Stoke for Life Foundation
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Adaptive surfing history will be made again at the 2nd Annual US Open Adaptive Surfing Championships on October 5th, 6th and 7th, 2018 in Oceanside California on the south side of Oceanside Pier. Hosted by Stoke for Life Foundation, Powered by Challenged Athletes Foundation, this event is now three days of elite world class adaptive surfing. With the best of the best in the world of adaptive surfing slated to show up for another piece of the prize money this event is primed to show competitive adaptive surfing at its best.

THE STOKE FOR LIFE FOUNDATION IS COMMITTED TO SPREADING THE ALOHA SPIRIT THROUGH ADAPTIVE WATERSPORTS.

The main goal for the Stoke for Life Foundation is to bring awareness to the rehabilitative benefits of adaptive water sports through clinics and education. Our goals are to introduce these benefits in an effort to advance adaptive water sports and to raise awareness for access to our beach communities for those with disabilities.

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Meet the team

The movers and the shakers

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James McDonald

Contest Coordinator

Bio Coming Soon

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Collin Renner

Assistant Coordinator

Collin and Charles have been friends for over 20 years. They met each other working for a software company in Carlsbad CA. Collin continues to support all of Charles exploits and has been actively involved with Charles and his dream since its inception.

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Mia Gilkerson

Contest Director

Mia Gilkerson was our Contest Computer Scoring Operator for the ASC 2017 event. Mia has worked in the industry since 2004, running heats and schedules, beach marshall, tabulation, as well as computer scoring and video replay systems. Those contests include Western Surfing Association, USA Surfing Prime, USA Surfing Championships, Vissla Cosmic Creek, Malibu Surf Relik, Scholastic Surf Series, WSL’s Jacks Pro, APSS Shoe City Pro and Christian Soul Surf. Mia has grown up in San Clemente her whole life, and enjoys spending time at the beach as well as traveling as much as she can in her free time.