Byron Bay surfer Mark 'Mono' Stewart wins world title
- 28th September 2015
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surfer Mark 'Mono' Stewart has won a gold medal at
the first world adaptive surfing championships at
La Jolla in California.
event featured surfers with a physical disability.
who lost a leg to bone cancer as a teenager, rides
a modified kneeboard.
defeated surfers from South Africa, Hawaii and Brazil
in today's final.
Byron Bay local said it was an emotional victory.
been an amazing week," he said.
been waiting 35 years for this event and finally...
be brutally honest I thought I was coming second or
wasn't happy with what I'd done at that point and
it was a little bit hard to hear the scores out in
the water because the crowd was yelling and carrying
on so much.
it was a real bonus when I got to the shore and my
fan base was there and my team mates and they said
that I actually won it.
whole contest, win, lose or draw it's just been...
the stoke and the vibe, I've never experienced it
anywhere else around the world.
win it, it's just... I still can't believe it.
people associated with surfing, the amount of friends
and inspirational people that I see, this week particularly.
mean I had a tear in my eye every day watching paraplegics
sort of amazing, the whole experience has just been