(San Clemente, CA) – Leila Hurst proudly presents the release of her new video Leila X Sophia. Following the recent launch of her website www.leila-hurst.com, Leila X Sophia is a heartfelt and emotional tribute to the experience of the two sisters at the latest Life Rolls On event held in Huntington Beach, CA during the 2014 Vans US Open of Surfing.
Born and raised in Kauai, Leila started surfing competitively at a young age earning her titles as 2011 World Junior Champion and 2010 Vans Triple Crown “Rookie of the Year.” Sharing her love and passion for surfing and the ocean with older sister Sophia, Leila is an active advocate for the non-profit organization Life Rolls On that has created an unbreakable bond between the two sisters. Life Rolls On is a non-profit organization inspiring others to experience an unlimited amount of opportunities beyond paralysis and disability. Both inspiring each other to live life to the fullest, Leila and Sophia try and do as many Life Rolls On events as they can. Normally attending the events on a spontaneous whim, Leila says, “it’s always very last minute, which makes it super fun.”
In and out of the water, Leila never ceases to amaze people with her philanthropic efforts. Her sister Sophia, who was born with spina bifida, inspires Leila’s continuous involvement and support with Life Rolls On. Spina bifida is a birth defect where the spine is incomplete and undeveloped causing disability and interference with everyday activities. Leila X Sophia documents Leila partnering with Life Rolls On for the fourth time to have Sophia go out and surf alongside Leila. In the inspiring and uplifting video, Sophia shows her tremendous amount of confidence and fearlessness out in the water, sharing her happiness and love with everyone around her. “I want to show people that they shouldn’t feel held back from a disability,” says Leila, “I hope this video can urge others with disabilities that they are not alone and they can do anything they put their mind to.”
To read more and watch video visit here: http://www.leila-hurst.com/leila-x-sophia/
Artists Republic 4 Tomorrow
1175 S. Coast Hwy.
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
2951 Randolph Street
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
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Come join us in the Blackball Evolution in an effort to evolve where surfers are and aren’t allowed to surf and what qualifies as surfing…
What: EVOLVE Blackball Memorial Paddle Out
When: Monday, September 1st, 9am
Where: NEWPORT BEACH: 52nd Street Jetty to 54th Street Jetty
What to do: Show up at 9am or earlier and bring two boards, one to stick in the sand to form the “surf only” area; and one to shred. It is recommended your sand board be one you don’t mind loosing as we can’t predict what will happen to the wall of boards. You can also help explain to beach goers where the safe swimming area is and help them relocate their chairs/towels/children. See you all there.
“Launch: Community Through Skateboarding is a non-profit in Fort Collins, CO. Their mission is to promote creativity and self-expression through skateboarding. They offer hands-on programs including DIY skateboard and ramp building workshops hosted at their facility, the Launch Creative Center. The LCC also maintains an indoor skatepark, a skateboard magazine/video library, and a museum of over 150+ skateboards.
They are hosting the third annual artshow fundraiser entitled, “ALL HANDS on DECK”, on September 5th, 2014. This one-night silent auction/artshow is Launch’s main fundraiser of the year and provides the financial support necessary to continue to bring their mission to the surrounding community. The show includes original artwork & photographs as well as painted skateboards from local and nationally recognized artists. This years artists include Rich Jacobs, Chris Shary, Russ Pope, Michael Sieben, Brian Lotti, Don Pendleton, Todd Francis, Jay Croft. And there will be photos from Michael Burnett, Joe Brook, Jerry Hsu, Josh Stewart, Mikendo, French Fred, Jim Goodrich, Dave Chami, Ed Dominick, Greg Hunt, Tobin Yelland plus many more.”
Skateboard by Rich Jacobs