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Amanda Boxtel Learns to Kitesurf

5 December 2013 | 9:25 pm

Chances are that Australian Amanda Boxtel has done more in her wheelchair than most ever will. Despite sustaining a permanent spinal cord injury skiing, she has amassed an impressive list of accomplishments – not for a person with a disability, for anyone. She can swim, snow ski and waterski, so why not kitesurf?

This is a short video documenting the paraplegic kitesurfing superstar, Amanda Boxtel who shows how to take a positive approach and ask “why not” rather than why. Kitethrills took on the challenge and adapted some standard gear to give it a go. Amanda showed she can do it and we are very much looking forward to the next time she visits her home shores and gets back out there to ride in stronger winds.

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