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University-designed Disabled Surf Board helps Port Talbot Cerebral Palsy Teen Catch Waves

By Chad Welch

NEW disabled surfing technology has helped a Port Talbot teenager with cerebral palsy catch his biggest ever wave.

Thirteen-year-old surfing fanatic Kai Lewis has hit the waves at Llangennith beach to test out two pioneering surfing products for disabled children, developed by University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD) academics.

Working with national charity Cerebra, Surfability UK, Roger Cooper Surfboards, Surf Tonic Therapy and Walking on Water Surf School, the university academics have created two products designed to open up surf access for disabled children.

Proud mum Leanne Lewis watched on, thrilled as her extreme-sports-loving son, who has cerebral palsy following a stroke at the age of one, enjoyed the new technology.

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