Medal-winning paralympian David Munk has returned to the water and is now trying to raise $20,000 to help him win an adaptive surfing world championship.
David has been competing on the adaptive surfer circuit locally and internationally, but is keen to spend more time overseas where competition is fiercer.
The $20,000 will help cover travel, accommodation and entry fees. Any surplus funds will be invested in new custom-made surfboards.
He spends time and money working with local shaper Bryan Bates in the Byron Arts and Industry Estate create better surfboards for himself and other adaptive surfers.
David is paraplegic and competes in the upright class that pits him against other surfers who use paddles, similar to wave-ski surfers.
After his motorbike accident at 18 that put him in a wheelchair, David took to the slopes and became a world- class winter para-skier and competed at three winter Paralympics collecting a bronze medal for the grand slalom in Norway in 1994.
David’s first target is the 2017 adaptive world championships held at La Hoya in California in late November.
Donations and sponsorship information at: www.asf.org.au/athletes/david-munk.