AccesSurf Hawaii is a non-profit organization based in Honolulu. Their incredible team provides surf and aquatic opportunities for individuals with physical or cognitive disabilities. On April 2, 2016, the organization held their "Day at the Beach" event. I partnered with AccesSurf on a volunteer basis to provide portraits of the participating athletes.
I had the opportunity to speak with each athlete before and after photographing them. Being around their joyful spirits and pure hearts was a great blessing and communicating with them was very inspirational and heartwarming. My experience partnering with AccesSurf was amazing, I hope you enjoy this fun project!