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About Us

Adaptive surfing history would be made on October 21st and 22nd 2017 in Oceanside California on the north side of Oceanside Pier. This would be the site of the very first U.S. Open Adaptive Surfing Championships hosted by Stoke for Life Foundation. Over the course of the weekend this contest would prove that elite world class adaptive surfing is here in to stay. The best of the best showed up to battle for the very first U.S. Open Adaptive Surfing Championship and a piece of the first prize money pool in adaptive surfing’s short history.

U.S. OPEN ADAPTIVE SURFING CHAMPIONSHIPS STAFF
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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.

 

Collin is a family man who enjoys camping at the beach with his family and helping others any way he can. Collin’s profession as a project manager and technical trainer has been extremely helpful with the startup of Stoke for Life.org and will continue to be an asset going forward as this organization builds.

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Mia Gilkerson, Contest Director

Bio coming soon.

WATER TEAM SPECIALISTS
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Water Team Specialist

Mike Spikeman, Water Team Specialist

Stoke for Life Water safety Team, Water Safety U.S.A. Surfing National Adaptive Surfing Championships 2016, 2017, Owner operator of California Kahuna Surf School.

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Water Team Specialist

John Afshari, Water Team Specialist

Stoke for Life Water safety Team, Water Safety team 2015 ISA Adaptive World Championships, U.S.A. Surfing National Adaptive Surfing Championships 2016, 2017. Owner operator So Cal Special Needs Surf School.