WATCH: See Australia’s best adaptive surfers in action on the Tweed Coast this weekend

Some of Australia’s best adaptive surfers will be going head to head at the 2018 nudie Australian Adaptive Surfing Titles this Saturday on the Tweed Coast.

More than 20 inspirational athletes are set to take part in the titles, which are likely to be held near Jack Bayliss Park in Kingscliff.

Kate Crosbie is set to hit the water to compete this year, telling myGC she was thrilled to be taking part in the event, despite being told by a neurosurgeon she would never be able to surf.


“I suffered a  C1 spinal cord injury 3 years ago, which is the very top of the neck. The left side of body is really weak, and I can’t feel the right side properly… and I have lost a lot of sensation,” she said.

“It’s really fantastic to have the support from Surfing Australia and nudie as it gives people like myself an opportunity to be involved in sport.”

Learn more about Kate’s story, and the 2018 Adaptive Surfing Titles in the video below:

The one-day Adaptive Surfing Titles event will include the following divisions:
· AS 1 (Stand/Kneel – AS-1UL – Upper Limb, AS-1LL – Lower Limb
· AS 2 (Stand/Kneel)
· AS 3 (Seated)
· AS 4 (Prone)
· AS 5 (Non-Standing / Assist)
· AS VI(AS-VIB1, AS-VIB2, AS-VIB3 – Visual Impairment)

Athletes competing at the Adaptive Surfing Titles have the chance to win position on the Australian Adaptive Surf Team to compete at the International Surfing Association (ISA) Stance World Adaptive Surfing Championships later in 2018.

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Carla is a full time journalist, presenter and announcer for 102.9 Hot Tomato and, joining the team towards the end of 2011. When she is isn’t busy presenting all of myGC’s videos, bringing you the latest news or chatting live on air, Carla will often be found scoping out the hottest local events. Carla holds a Bachelor of Journalism degree from Bond University, where she graduated with number of First in Class and Dean’s List of Academic Excellence awards. Carla is also a well-regarded MC, singer and actor. Some of her credits include hosting the Australia’s Next Top Model Queensland Auditions for Foxtel, guest starring on Toybox for Channel Seven, and performing as Mrs Banks in The Arts Centre Gold Coast’s production of Mary Poppins.

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