Posted: 12/2/2016 | By: Park Services Specialist Allison Conboy
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Saturday, August 6th, Little Talbot State Park had the honor of hosting the Special Olympics Florida surfing competition. County teams from across the state gathered to compete for Gold as conditions came together for a great day. Overcast at Little Talbot made for perfect temperatures and a steady southwest wind powered favorable waves throughout the day. Across the 13 heats, competition was fierce as athletes battled for placement and the opportunity to make their counties proud. Despite this intense clash for dominance, sportsmanship and comradery prevailed over the beach. Paul West, Head Coach of the Duval County surf team, said it best with:
“I’ve never experienced such a competitive, encouraging environment as the 2016 Area 5 surfing competition. Everyone was there to perform at their very highest level while providing support and cheering on their fellow athletes. It was truly inspiring!”
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