VIDEO: First-ever surfing event causes a stir at Special Olympics USA Games First-ever surfing event causes a stir at the Special Olympics USA Games
ORLANDO, Fla. – It’s another historic day at Special Olympics USA.
Athletes from Team Florida prepare to compete in the first-ever surf event at the games at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon.
Several of the athletes have been surfing for over a decade, but mostly on the ocean.
The competition will be a little different for Team Florida, moving from the ocean to a wave pool. They have spent the past two months training and planning their time in the water.
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Special Olympics Florida launched its surfing program in 2009, and South Carolina is the only other state to have a team competing this year.
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