I am a quadriplegic as a result of a gunshot accident that I suffered at the age of 18.
I've been bodyboarding since I was 12, but the accident put me in a wheelchair and I was 10 years without surfing. However, the ability to self-overcome was stronger and currently, at 42, I am a Paralympic athlete and I represent the Portuguese Adapted Surfing Team at the Adapted Surfing Championships around the world.
"We don't want to know if it's hard, only if it's possible!" Is my life motto. In the end I just want to want to surf big waves and motivate all who do not believe, that after all, everything is possible when there is willpower, family and friends ready to help.
Since 2012 I share the love of the sea with everyone I founded SURFaddict - Portuguese Adapted Surfing Association www.surfadaptado.pt