In May 2015, the High Fives Foundation took seven athletes to Maui for the fourth annual High Five the Wave adaptive surf trip. Also along for the ride was a team of coaches and family support.
The High Fives Foundation is a non-profit that provides resources, inspiration and supports the dreams of mountain action sports athletes who have suffered life-altering injuries.
They are so much more than that. They are the source of positivity and inspiration when people need it most. They provide mental, physical and financial support for athletes when life is turned upside down after a devastating injury. Based in North Lake Tahoe, they are the heart and soul of a national community of mountain action sports athletes.
Each athlete on the surf trip has experienced a severe spinal cord injury and each is at different stages of recovery. The goal of the journey was to spend as much time as possible surfing in Maui’s warm waters,stretching tired muscles with a daily dose of yoga, and soaking up Hawaii’s aloha spirit.