While any activity in San Diego is sure to bring a smile to your face, there’s something about being in the water that’s inspiring in a deeper way. It brings a sense of surrealness and peace that help define the good vibes of San Diego’s culture. The only way to feel it for yourself is to dive in.
When Alana was 17, a snowboarding accident left her paralyzed from the waist down, but her competitive spirit and determined personality kept her looking up. After winning three gold medals in the Paralympics and being nominated for the Best Female Athlete with a Disability ESPY Award, Alana set her sight on something new: the water. Training daily in Mission Bay and surfing all along the coast, the San Diego local now credits her time spent in the water for helping her move forward physically and emotionally, making her stronger than ever before.
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