Adaptive Surfing

Since its inclusion in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, surfing has been thrust into the mainstream. Unfortunately it appears that the Paralympics have not so far taken the decision to include adaptive surfing to their Olympic roster, which is a real shame given the growth and popularity of the sport. 

Llywelyn's ultimate goal is to compete for Team GB at Paralympic level, whether included in 2020 or 2024. In the meantime  there are plenty of international events that Llywelyn wants to attend. 

ISA Adaptive Surfing World Championships are held each year in California, where Llywelyn represents Wales. More information can be found on the ISA event, here

Adaptive surfing comes in many forms, Llywelyn competes as an AS-2 competitor. The ISA classifications can be found here

This means Llywelyn will compete in a class with surfers who can stand or kneel. Unable to use a prosthetic leg, Llywelyn kneels when he surfs. In 2017 Llywelyn started competing against non disabled athletes in open competitions. 

Adaptive surfing has now also been added to the Pan American Games in 2019 which will be held in Lima, Peru. 

Highlights from last year's ISA event can be found here
To watch Llywelyn surf, click the two links below:
Surf 2