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September 2019 Newsletter                                            San Diego, CA

Access Trax Helps Local Nonprofit Get Beach Access


This Summer, Access Trax teamed up with local community member Ricky James to crowdfund for the Waves4All adaptive surfing nonprofit based in Oceanside, CA. The group helps people of all ages and abilities enjoy the stoke of surfing. They meet consistently on the last Sunday of every month at the north jetty in Oceanside Harbor.

Waves4All participants and volunteers catch up between surf sessions.
John White and the crew are well known for their creative ways of adapting equipment and experiences to make everyone feel welcome. Beach access is a huge necessity when making the event run smoothly for surfers who use mobility devices such as wheelchairs. That's why they use the Beach Trax portable pathway. Participants can go to and from the hang out area on the beach and the parking lot with ease- the sand no longer a barrier.
A man with grey hair seated in a wheelchair at the beach smiles and throws up the "shaka" symbol with his right hand


Ricky James, a resident of Vista, CA, found out about Access Trax this year and wanted to help. Ricky and Access Trax teamed up to launch a successful GoFundMe campaign for Waves4All so they could purchase enough Beach Trax to make their whole area completely accessible for all.


At the July monthly surf event, Access Trax presented 150 feet of pathway to Waves4All. Volunteers set it up in a breeze and loved how lightweight it was to carry from the car. Thanks to John's input, Access Trax even debuted the orange colored hinges as a way of increasing pathway visibility. The event was a ton of fun, incorporating the celebration for a surfer's birthday. Community and stoke are a huge part of Waves4All, and Access Trax is proud to support them.

A brown-haired man and blonde-haired woman smile, kneeling next to a man with tattoos in a wheelchair at the beach
A grey pathway over the sand at the beach with easy up tents
National Park Service Installs Beach Trax in San Francisco

In May of this year, the Golden Gate Recreational Area became the first National Park to install Beach Trax so all visitors can enjoy improved access. Volunteers from SalesForce assisted park rangers during install at Rodeo Beach, making for a fun morning involving the local community. In order to secure panels for semi-permanent use, steel spikes were used.
A woman kneels on the sand hammering a spike into the ground securing a grey square (pathway).
A diverse group of people kneel next to a grey pathway on the sand.
On August 29th, Access Trax CEO Kelly flew to San Francisco to help install Beach Trax at Crissy Field East Beach. This beautiful beach park boasts the perfect view of the Golden Gate Bridge. That same day, Kelly partnered with environmental artist Zach Pine for an accessible sand globe workshop at Crissy Field where anyone on the beach was welcome to join in.
A blonde woman, a park ranger, and a man in a blue tank top seated in his wheelchair pose on a grey pathway over sand with the Golden Gate Bridge in the background.
Beach Trax Wins Product Award
In July, accessible travel platform Accessible Travel Online (ATO) awarded Trailblazer awards for products and services in the tourism industry. Beach Trax was selected as the winner of accessible products. Access Trax CEO Kelly has partnered with ATO to help answer tourists' questions about accessibility related info in Southern California. To learn more about ATO and their extensive network around the world, visit
Access Trax Sponsors 2019 US Open Adaptive Surfing Championships

The Third Annual US Open Adaptive Surfing Championship returns to the Oceanside Pier September 26-29th. Access Trax is a proud sponsor of this premier surf event which attracts athletes from all over the world including Brazil, Japan, and Australia. The sport of adaptive surfing has experienced huge growth over the past few years, with competitions being hosted in more countries in 2019 than ever before. Access Trax volunteered at the first ever Costa Rica event and the annual Hawaii Adaptive Surfing Championships this Summer. If you live in Southern California, be sure to check out the US Open. You can catch the action from the shore or the pier! You can learn more details in our event post here:
CEO Kelly Selected to Present at Women's Fast Pitch Contest
Flyer for the Fast Pitch: On the left is a headshot of a blonde woman in a coral blouse smiling. On the right is the Access Trax logo.
On August 28th, Kelly joined 9 other female entrepreneurs to pitch their company in front of a crowd and panel of investors. Each team had 3 minutes to present their company in the most compelling way to convince the judges to select them to move on to pitch at the Women's Venture Summit in September. The top 3 winners of the pitch would also receive $5,000 worth of business services. Prior to the presentations, entrepreneurs had a chance to network with attendees and share their mission. While Access Trax did not win top 3 that night, Kelly delivered a strong pitch and wowed the audience with her passion. This was the first professional presentation, and certainly not the last!
National Veterans Summer Sports Clinic Comes to San Diego

The annual Veterans Summer Sports Clinic will be back in San Diego starting September 15th for a week of various sports and activities including surfing, kayaking, sailing, archery, pickleball, and cycling. The clinic gives "Veterans with disabilities a chance for self development and challenge through education and recreational activities." Access Trax is proud to work with the VA to ensure their adaptive surfing program at La Jolla Shores has a beach access pathway for all to use regardless of mobility style. If you would like to volunteer for the surfing program, please register for your available day and time through AmpSurf here:
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