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The mother-son duo take the drop. Photo: Rich Pix


The Inertia

Some folks want to go surfing no matter what. And I can’t say I blame them. There’s no greater thrill. Port Lincoln, Australia, locals Tyron Swan and his mother, Pascale Honore, surf together. Literally, duct taped together. Quite an impressive feat. If standard tandem surfing blew your hair back before, then watch the video below to see what these two are doing. You won’t be disappointed.

This is really what surfing is all about–spreading stoke, helping others, and catching waves. Ty gives his mother the chance to experience the unique sensation of riding waves after she was in a wheelchair for 18 years due to a terrible car accident that left her a T4 paraplegic. She had always watched Ty and his brother surf and wanted to give it a try. The solution was simple (McGyvers listen up!): a K-Mart backpack and a roll of duct tape.

After word got out about their brilliant new method of surfing, Ty and Pascale have started to ready themselves for a surf trip they call “Legless Summer.” The excursion will send them to Western Australia in search of bigger waves, which Ty fancies anyway, and a greater challenge. Once they arrive in Kalbarri, West Oz, surfer Ry Craike of Fish Out of Water will show them the local spots and get them into some size.

Keep up to speed with their adventures at www.ducttapesurfing.com and check out their Facebook page.

  • Virginia Claussen

    Wow! Such an amazing message.

  • Matt

    No words…. fricken amazing…

  • http://www.radworkss.com/ RadWorks

    How incredible! What a great gift Ty has given his mother!

  • Kev

    Hi Ty and Pascale… rcvd your vid from a friend and can’t thank you guys enough for posting. I am a tandem skydiver with several thousand jumps and my most memorable are with friends who challenged physical circumstances to ‘live a dream’. Every one of those skydives are my personal Olympic Gold Medals. That you got to do this as mother and son is just the best. God bless you both in all you’re endeavors… I can hardly believe that two of you are done exploring!
    Best from Vermont, USA to wherever this find you!
    Kev