We’re excited to share the Hawaii Adaptive Surf Team’s recent success at the ISA Surfing World Parasurf Championships, resulting in four medals, including a Gold in the VI 2 division. Competing against surfers from over 28 countries in Huntington Beach, California, the team showcased exceptional athletic prowess, embodying determination and resilience.

As they gear up for the 2024 ISA World Parasurfing Championships, the team is actively fundraising for flights, accommodations, and registration costs. Your support is crucial as they proudly represent Hawaii on the global stage. Learn more or contribute at HawaiiAdaptiveSurfTeam.com.


Aaron Paulk (Lahaina): Gold VI 2 division

  • Aaron, hailing from Lahaina, ecstatically brings home gold to his community.

  • For further comments, please contact him at 808.260.0987.

Casey Proud (Kona): Bronze Prone 1

Kayla Woputz (Maui): Silver Prone 1

Ann Yoshida (Wailua): Copper Prone 2

Meira Nelson (Oahu): Copper Sit Ski

The Hawaii Adaptive Surf Team traveled to Huntington Beach, California, from November 4-11, 2023, competing against surfers from over 28 countries. These athletes undergo year-round training and compete in Hawaii Surf Association contests, also participating at the national level with USA Surfing.

The team is actively raising funds for the 2024 ISA World Parasurfing Championships, contributing to flights, accommodations, and registration costs as they proudly represent the nation of Hawaii on the global stage. To learn more, donate, or volunteer, visit HawaiiAdaptiveSurfTeam.com.

Direct Fundraiser Link: https://go.rallyup.com/hast2023/Campaign/Details

ISA Facts:

  • The International Surfing Association (ISA), established in 1964, is recognized by the International Olympic Committee as the World Governing Authority for Surfing.

  • Parasurf World Championships have been held since 2015.

  • The 2022 championships hosted over 180 athletes from 28 countries.

  • Competition location: Huntington Beach, California.

  • Competition dates: Nov 4-11, 2023.

  • There are nine categories of competition based on disability type and mobility level.

HAST Facts:

  • Eleven surfers from various islands will compete this year for Team Hawaii.

  • Each athlete has an individual goal of raising $2500+. Check out their social media accounts and campaign links below.

Team List:

  • Ann Yoshida, Oahu – Women’s Prone 2 Division, IG: annyoguava

  • Kayla Woputz, Oahu – Women’s Prone 1 Division, IG: dr.woputz

  • Mike Coots, Kauai – Above Knee Standing Division, IG: mikecoots

  • Josh Bogle, Maui – Men’s Kneel Division, IG: Joshybogle

  • Aaron Paulk, Maui – Men’s Visual Impairment 2 Division, IG: aaronpaulk_

  • Eric Lazar, Kauai – Men’s Prone 2 Division, IG: ericlazar3

  • Scott Davis, Maui – Men’s Prone 2 Division, IG: blownc5

  • Casey Proud, Hawaii – Men’s Prone 1 Division, IG: shakaloha1000

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