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WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NC (WECT) - A traveling surf clinic spent time at Wrightsville Beach Thursday morning teaching people with disabilities how to catch a wave.
Some people think disabilities define you, but Dana Cummings, founder of Ampsurf, disagrees.
He said, "Let your abilities define you. Don't think you can't do anything. We have guys who come here that think 'Oh I can never do that.' We get them out there, they catch a wave, and it changes their life."
Cummings lost a leg in 2002. However, his dream of surfing did not die. He felt if he could learn to surf, anyone could. That is how AmpSurf was born.
Army veteran Jordan Gunter traveled from Texas to go into the water for the first time.
"I've done a lot of various interesting things in my life. This definitely has to top off," said Gunter. "Guess there is a first time for everything."
Ten people had a chance to surf at Wrightsville Beach on Thursday. But over the course of 10 years, over 1,000 people have caught a wave with the group.
AmpSurf is a non-profit organization created to give people with disabilities a chance to live out their dreams. The next stop on their East-coast trip is St. Augustine, Florida.
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