Charles "Chaka" Webb is the founder of Stoke for Life, a California-based organization committed to advancing the sport of adaptive surfing and a co-sponsor for the US Open Adaptive Surfing Championships. Charles is the first paraplegic to compete in an open water paddle race (2013 Battle of the Paddle), Charles is also the two-time Western Surfing Association Adaptive Surfing Champion winning back to back titles in 2015 and 2016. He placed 2nd overall in the Surfing America 2016 U.S. National Adaptive Surfing Championship in his division.
Chaka and I discuss what it takes to coordinate a growing adaptive surfing competition like the US Open, which will be in its fourth year this September 10-13.
We also talk about his journey from a life-changing motorcycle accident in 1986 to finding his way onto the water again to become a premier figure in the adaptive surfing space.
Learn more about the adaptive surfing programs and clinics hosted by Stoked for Life and get details on the fourth-annual US Open Adaptive Surfing Championships.