Watch a surfer help his friend’s disabled mother catch some waves

Pascale Honore found a way back to the ocean. 

 

Audra Schroeder

IRL

Published Apr 14, 2014   Updated May 31, 2021, 11:50 am CDT

A car accident left Pascale Honore paralyzed from the waist down 18 years ago. After her injury, Honore found ways to stay active, but she’s always been fascinated by surfing. She would often watch her son and his friends in the ocean.

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Finally, one friend, Tyron Swan, figured out a way to get Honore closer to the sea: duct-tape surfing.  

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Duct-taped to Swan’s back, Honore took to the seas of Australia. A short film about her journey was released last year.

As she explains, it’s a way for her to experience the ocean and feel like it’s really her moving across the waves.

Screengrab via the Guardian

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*First Published: Apr 14, 2014, 1:01 pm CDT