Surfs up with RMA and Jean-Paul Veaundry
In 2018 RMA contributed towards Jean-Paul Veaudry’s trip to the ISA world Adaptive Surfing Championship in California USA.
The ISA World Adaptive Surfing Championship is an event created to give surfers with physical challenges an opportunity to compete and display their talents in a Paralympic-style, competition. The event has grown since the its launch in 2015 and has spurred the growth of the sport around the world.
Jean-Paul was involved in a hit-and-run collision on his motorcycle in May 2009, which left him with an amputated right leg below the knee. He has been surfing since he was 12 years old and since his accident, he has competed in the Challenged Athletes Division in the WSA Coast Championships held in California, USA where he took first place twice.
In 2015 he completed in his first ISA World Adaptive Championships and has been competing in the event every year since. Last year Jean -Paul won his first two heats and ranked 3rd over-all going into the quarter finals and won every heat on day 2, putting him in 5th place going into the semi-finals. The South African Team made us proud, placing 9th out of 24 countries and 120 entries.