VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) - The annual East Coast Surfing Competition is in full swing at the Oceanfront, and kicking off the week-long event is the Surf Warriors competition.
The Wounded Warriors Project and the United States Surfing Federation teamed up and offered surfing lessons all summer to wounded service men and women. The top surfers were flown into Virginia Beach to compete in this year's Surf Warriors competition.
The goal of the event is to improve our nation's heroes in mind, body, and spirit.
"I've gone from a wheelchair, to a walker, to a cane to a surfboard. That's done a lot. I have post traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury so I have problems with balance. This has really helped me with my balance. And as far as getting out and meeting people and talking to people and now on camera. I'm doing pretty well," said Tanya Bailey, Surf Warrior participant.
The participants will stick around this week to enjoy the beach and watch the rest of the surfing competition.
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