Surfboards Were Too Accessible

The local nonprofit AccesSurf reported that it had two adaptive surfboards stolen Nov. 23 from a staff member’s home in Kaimuki.

AccesSurf provides adaptive surfing lessons and therapeutic educational programs for people with disabilities. Many of its programs are conducted at White Plains Beach in Ewa Beach. The two missing boards have an estimated value of $1,500.

“These are our two most utilized surfboards 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.”

The missing boards include are a 12-foot Surftech Softtop 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 adaptive handles and paddles and also has “ASH” in black letters.

The boards can be returned, no questions asked, to AccesSurf founder Mark Marble at 218-9804.