TEAM ROSTER AND BIOS
Who's representing your country?
USA
DIVISION: Para Surf Kneel
Michelle Eastman
  • Age / 31
  • Born / Orange County
  • Resides in / Orange County
  • Favorite surf break / Doheny State Beach
  • Board / Long Board
  • Sponsors / N/A
  • Biggest Achievement / N/A
  • Hobbies / Boxing
Boxing
USA
DIVISION: Para Surf Stand 2
Amy Purdy
  • Age / 43
  • Born / Silverthorne
  • Resides in / Silverthorne
  • Favorite surf break / Chuns
  • Board / 11 ft longboard
  • Sponsors / Toyota
  • Biggest Achievement / 3 x paralympic medalist snowboarder
  • Hobbies / Travel , surf, writing , cooking and loving on my sweet golden retriever Huckleberry
Travel , surf, writing , cooking and loving on my sweet golden retriever Huckleberry
USA
DIVISION: Para Surf Sit
Cassandra Eckroth
  • Age / 23
  • Born / Reno
  • Resides in / Reno
  • Favorite surf break / Queens, Waikiki, HI
  • Board / Macski Waveski
  • Biggest Achievement / AASP Womens Waveski World Champion
  • Hobbies / My Hobbies include Surfing, Skiing, Bike riding and taking my dogs in the mountains on my Bowhead
My Hobbies include Surfing, Skiing, Bike riding and taking my dogs in the mountains on my Bowhead
USA
DIVISION: Para Surf Prone 1
Jacob Pacheco
  • Age / 33
  • Born / Sacramento, CA
  • Resides in / Sacramento, CA
  • Favorite surf break / Huntington Beach, ca
  • Board / any type
  • Sponsors / N/A
  • Biggest Achievement / Surfing big waves at Steamer Lane, Santa Cruz CA
  • Hobbies / I love to read, and write for inspiration and mindfulness, I create content on social media to express myself and share stories. I watch anime, sports, movies and TV for creative outlets. I play video games to to challenge my mind to grow. I surf and exercise because I love to care for my body.
I love to read, and write for inspiration and mindfulness, I create content on social media to express myself and share stories. I watch anime, sports, movies and TV for creative outlets. I play video games to to challenge my mind to grow. I surf and exercise because I love to care for my body.
USA
DIVISION: Para Surf Stand 1
Liv Stone
  • Age / 20
  • Born / Manheim PA
  • Resides in / Oceanside CA
  • Favorite surf break / Oceanside Pier
  • Board / Anything by Tim Stamps
  • Sponsors / O’Neill, CAF, Go Pro, Stickey Bumps, Stamps Surfboards
  • Biggest Achievement / Para Surf World Champion in 2019, 2021 and 2022
  • Hobbies / Reading, cooking, painting, hiking, camping and anything that has to do with the ocean.
Reading, cooking, painting, hiking, camping and anything that has to do with the ocean.
USA
DIVISION: Para Surf VI 2
Haley Houston
  • Age / 32
  • Born / Westlake Village, CA
  • Resides in / Westlake Village, CA
  • Favorite surf break / Playa Grande, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
  • Board / 6’0” Shortboard
  • Sponsors / Westlake Yoga Co
  • Biggest Achievement / N/A
  • Hobbies / Being a mom to my son, cooking/baking, yoga
Being a mom to my son, cooking/baking, yoga
USA
DIVISION: Para Surf Prone 2
Jose Martinez
  • Age / 35
  • Born / Los Angeles
  • Resides in / Los Angeles
  • Favorite surf break / Churches
  • Board / 6'1
  • Sponsors / Billabong, Surf dog ricochet, 1mwave, SC Veterans Alliance, Iheart Jan, 4the fallen
  • Biggest Achievement / 1st place in worlds
  • Hobbies / hunt, surf, workout
hunt, surf, workout
USA
DIVISION: Para Surf Sit
Chris Oberle
USA
DIVISION: Para Surf Sit
Ethan Kairer
  • Age / 49
  • Born / Oceanside
  • Resides in / Oceanside
  • Favorite surf break / Cardiff Reef
  • Board / 7’6 Kings
  • Sponsors / Kings Paddle Sports , Rob Machado Fins
  • Biggest Achievement / 2021 US Open of Adaptive Surfing 1st place
  • Hobbies / Cooking, Gardening, Yoga
Cooking, Gardening, Yoga
USA
DIVISION: Para Surf Sit
Alana Nichols
  • Age / 40
  • Born / Farmington, NM
  • Resides in / Farmington, NM
  • Favorite surf break / Queens, Waikiki
  • Board / Macski Surf
  • Sponsors / Toyota, Yakima, Highfives Foundation, CAF
  • Biggest Achievement / ISA World Adaptive Surf Champion
  • Hobbies / Mothering Gunnar, surfing, skiing, traveling
Mothering Gunnar, surfing, skiing, traveling
USA
DIVISION: Para Surf Prone 2
Quinn Waitley
  • Age / 28
  • Born / Coronado
  • Resides in / Coronado
  • Favorite surf break / Cardiff
  • Board / My 6’8 Tomo from bird and Dominic Picone
  • Sponsors / Team Quinn, USA surfing, challenged athlete foundation, Matuse Wetsuits, Vuori Clothing, Salty Crew, Vapor Wheels
  • Biggest Achievement / 2017 - 2023 female prone assist National champion and 2018 female prone assist Duke’s champion
  • Hobbies / Personal training and Country Swing & line dancing
Personal training and Country Swing & line dancing
USA
DIVISION: Para Surf Prone 1
Katherine Beattie
  • Age / 37
  • Born / Altadena
  • Resides in / Altadena
  • Favorite surf break / Oceanside Harbor
  • Board / 6'5"
  • Biggest Achievement / Silver Medal, 2022 ISA Worlds
  • Hobbies / WCMX, Skateboarding, Writing
WCMX, Skateboarding, Writing
USA
DIVISION: Para Surf Stand 2
Carter Hess
  • Age / 32
  • Born / Panama City Beach
  • Resides in / Panama City Beach
  • Favorite surf break / Church
  • Board / 6' Torq Go Kart
  • Sponsors / Torq, One More Wave, 4thefallen
  • Biggest Achievement / 1st Place USA Nationals
  • Hobbies / Sarfing
Sarfing
USA
DIVISION: Para Surf VI 1
Joshua Loya
  • Age / 43
  • Born / Santa Cruz, CA
  • Resides in / Santa Cruz, CA
  • Favorite surf break / Cardiff Reef
  • Board / Rob August 9 foot longboard, single fin
  • Sponsors / Surfight Jiu Jitsu, TruFit Adaptive Fitness
  • Biggest Achievement / 1st Place 2018 US Open Adaptive Surfing Championships, VI Division(Blind and Partial)
  • Hobbies / Martial Art’s (especially Jiu Jitsu and kempo), Sailing, jet ski driving, stand-up comedy, fantasy/sci-fi/superhero fiction, and metal music.
Martial Art’s (especially Jiu Jitsu and kempo), Sailing, jet ski driving, stand-up comedy, fantasy/sci-fi/superhero fiction, and metal music.
USA
DIVISION: Para Surf Prone 2
Jesse Billauer
  • Age / 44
  • Born / Los Angeles
  • Resides in / Los Angeles
  • Favorite surf break / Malibu
  • Board / Bob Hurley Twin Fin
  • Sponsors / I need sponsors
  • Biggest Achievement / 2X World Champion
  • Hobbies / Fishing, Poker, Boating
Fishing, Poker, Boating
USA
DIVISION: Para Surf Stand 3
Breezy Bochenek
  • Age / 21
  • Born / San Ramon, CA
  • Resides in / San Ramon, CA
  • Favorite surf break / Beach break
  • Board / Wave storm
  • Hobbies / Photography, singing, triathlon
Photography, singing, triathlon
USA
DIVISION: Para Surf Prone 1
Christiaan Bailey
  • Age / 42
  • Born / Santa Cruz, CA
  • Resides in / Santa Cruz, CA
  • Favorite surf break / Steamer Lane, Mavericks, Jbai, Bells
  • Board / 6'8 Battail
  • Sponsors / Volcom, Electric Visual, Box Wheelchairs
  • Biggest Achievement / First paraurfer to ride Mavericks and Pipeline
  • Hobbies / Surfing,Traveling, Sailing, Scuba Diving, Skydiving, Cooking
Surfing,Traveling, Sailing, Scuba Diving, Skydiving, Cooking
USA
DIVISION: Para Surf Stand 2
Forrest Weinberg
  • Age / 36
  • Born / Long Beach, CA
  • Resides in / Long Beach, CA
  • Favorite surf break / Chicama, Peru
  • Board / 9'0
  • Biggest Achievement / 1st Place 2023 Association of Adaptive Surfing Professionals (AASP) Below the Knee
  • Hobbies / Soccer, Piloting Airplanes, Software development, Family, Basketball, Hiking, Technology, Movies, Outdoor, Skateboarding
Soccer, Piloting Airplanes, Software development, Family, Basketball, Hiking, Technology, Movies, Outdoor, Skateboarding
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