First-ever surfing event causes a stir at Special Olympics USA Games – WFTV

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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.

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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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