High Five the Wave 2017

In June 2017, the High Fives Foundation worked with eight athletes of the organization, eight coaches, and a media team to host what has been widely considered as the most successful adaptive surf camp in the history of the foundation.

Joining perennial surf camp participants, athletes Alina Garbuzov (Menlo Park, CA), Tim Burr, (Carbondale, CO), and Ezra McPhail (Duluth, MN), rounded out the excited crew. While Jeff Andrews, Max Elles and Landon McGauley, no strangers to the ocean, picked up where they left off, the newcomers caught on quickly. By the end of the trip, judging by the smiles and high fives, this camp created three new lovers of the ocean.

Rumpl, a proud partner of High Fives, provided the blankets to keep athletes cozy after a long day of catching waves.

Photo Credit - Generikal Design

“Adaptive surf camps show newly injured individuals areas in which they can find a new sense of adrenaline.”

– Program Services Manager Steve Wallace