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The Inertia, the definitive voice of surf, mountain and the outdoors turned to South African Slyde ambassador Chris Schmidt for a daily dose of inspiration. 

The story can be found in the Health section entitled "How a Handboard Helped This Adaptive Athlete Embrace His Disability." Expanding upon the age old wisdom of the ocean and it's miraculous healing powers.

"The ocean is known for its healing powers. Doctors have prescribed sun and sea for centuries to restore man’s physical, mental and emotional well-being. Chris Schmidt of South Africa is a firm believer in the healing powers of the sea. His own journey back to the sea after a life altering event is nothing short of inspirational.

It was 1997 and the South African had just turned 21. His life was full of adventure and he was filled with stoke. Then, in an instant, his life changed unexpectedly."

Read Chris's full epic inspirational tale HERE

The Inertia Features Slyde Ambassador Chris Schmidt



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