Surfboards Were Too Accessible

Local nonprofit AccesSurf reported that two adaptive surfboards, valued at $1,500, were stolen Nov. 23 from a staff member’s St. Louis Heights home.

“These are our two most-utilized surf-boards at our programs, and we don’t have replacement boards,” said Cara Troy, program coordinator of AccesSurf. “We would just like the boards returned so that our families with disabilities can get into the ocean safely.”

Missing are a 12-foot Surftech Soft-top Rescue Surfboard with yellow and red markings, handles, and the letters “ASH” in black letters, and a 12-foot white Infinity Adaptive Surfboard. It is custom-made with handles and paddles and also has “ASH” in black letters.

The group is asking that the boards be returned, no questions asked, to AccesSurf founder Mark Marble at 218-9804. The nonprofit provides adaptive surfing lessons and therapeutic educational programs for people with disabilities.