It was just last year that avid surfer and Hawaiian native Kawika Watt and his partner, James Rouse, embarked on an exciting and fulfilling venture. Their goal: to empower people with disabilities to discover independence, freedom and enrichment through participation in water sports. Their means to achieving it: Onit Ability Boards.  Adaptive Sports.  Adaptive Paddleboarding.  Adaptive paddling.

It was just last year that avid surfer and Hawaiian native Kawika Watt and his partner, James Rouse, embarked on an exciting and fulfilling venture. Their goal: to empower people with disabilities to discover independence, freedom and enrichment through participation in water sports. Their means to achieving it: Onit Ability Boards. Adaptive Sports. Adaptive Paddleboarding. Adaptive paddling.

Charles Webb, a paraplegic athlete who started paddleboarding earlier this summer on an adaptive board, finishes the 4-mile open water race Saturday. ©RainbowSandals/Tom Servais. >>> See it. Believe it. Do it. Watch thousands of SCI videos at SPINALpedia.com

Charles Webb, a paraplegic athlete who started paddleboarding earlier this summer on an adaptive board, finishes the 4-mile open water race Saturday. ©RainbowSandals/Tom Servais. >>> See it. Believe it. Do it. Watch thousands of SCI videos at SPINALpedia.com

11 Disabled Athletes Who Competed in the Olympics  Paola Fantato, Italy, Women’s Archery, 1996

11 Disabled Athletes Who Competed in the Olympics Paola Fantato, Italy, Women’s Archery, 1996

Charles Webb, a paraplegic athlete who started paddleboarding earlier this summer on an adaptive board, finishes the 4-mile open water race ...

Charles Webb, a paraplegic athlete who started paddleboarding earlier this summer on an adaptive board, finishes the 4-mile open water race ...

these kids are excited to go surfing. Check out www.abc-med.com/resource for adaptive sports

these kids are excited to go surfing. Check out www.abc-med.com/resource for adaptive sports

Aaron Fotheringham -  #adaptive #wheelchair #skateboarding

Aaron Fotheringham - #adaptive #wheelchair #skateboarding

Adaptive water-skiing! Learn more about adaptive sports and Disabled Sports USA at www.dsusa.org

Adaptive water-skiing! Learn more about adaptive sports and Disabled Sports USA at www.dsusa.org

Warfighter Sports (warfightersports.org), a program of Disabled Sports USA (dsusa.org), offers sports rehabilitation programs in military hospitals and communities across the U.S. through a nationwide network of over 100 community-based chapters.

Warfighter Sports (warfightersports.org), a program of Disabled Sports USA (dsusa.org), offers sports rehabilitation programs in military hospitals and communities across the U.S. through a nationwide network of over 100 community-based chapters.

Jordanne Whiley, world number ten women's wheelchair tennis player on her story so far and her medal and legacy hopes for 2012.

Jordanne Whiley, world number ten women's wheelchair tennis player on her story so far and her medal and legacy hopes for 2012.

Getting Paraplegics Back On Their Feet

Getting Paraplegics Back On Their Feet

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