LONG BEACH, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – Thanks to a program trading land for sea, kids with cerebral palsy and other special needs are surfing, and the benefits are physical and especially psychological. On a summer day on Long Beach, Long Island, parents and children can be seen playing in the sun and sand, surf boards ready
By Linda Massarella Disabled kids are catching waves on Long Island and standing on their own two feet — or hands. Isaiah Bird, 9, who was born without legs, is one of seven youngsters who are learning to ride the longboard this week on Atlantic Beach at what organizers call the state’s first surf camp for
By Kadia Goba email@example.com For Aidan Conroy, his second try on a surfboard was a lot different from his first. The 13-year-old from Oakdale surfed for the first time last year with a life vest, which helped him spring back up after falling off his board. But this year, Aidan had no vest and he was
By Bridget Downes NYSEA’s New York Surf Week returned to Long Beach July 11-15 featuring an array of surf contests, skateboarding, charity events, parties and movie showings. The 9th annual event included open surf contests with professional and local surfers, kids’ surf contests, open skateboard contests, open charity surf outings, parties and surf movie premieres
Six empowered women in Long Beach By Bridget Downes and Elizabeth Thompson Beth Skudin, matriarch of the surfing community “I always love to be in the water,” Beth Skudin said, her bathing suit still wet under her cover-up. “It doesn’t feel like work. Beth is known as the matriarch of the Long Beach surfing community.
L.B. surfers helping others through local nonprofit Surf for All By Anthony Rifilato Long Beach resident Kim Miller’s son, Danny, a second-grader at West Elementary School, had been apprehensive about riding a surfboard. A brain aneurism before birth left Danny with mobility issues on his right side, making swimming and other physical activities a challenge.
By Elizabeth Thompson Skudin Surf and the Hurley Surf Club celebrated International Surf Day June 16, where hundreds of kids and adults received free surfing lessons with professional big-wave surfer Will Skudin and other seasoned athletes. International Surf Day is held each year on or near the summer solstice, and is described as an environmentally
Tracey Romero • Tue, August 22nd, 2017 The Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) recently made waves when it hosted its first adaptive surfing trip on Long Beach for some of its young patients. According to a news release, 17 patients, most with cerebral palsy or another condition that affects body movement, muscle control, posture and
Hospital for Special Surgery tells patients with disabilities: "Yes, you can!" Newswise — Everyone into the water! Not words you’d expect to hear from a hospital, but young patients were thrilled to experience the big waves in Long Beach, Long Island, when New York City’s Hospital for Special Surgery took them on an adaptive surfing