Arballo Takes Men’s And Boy’s Titles

by The Editors on May 21, 2008

Sp-Surf280Earlier this month Carlsbad High School sophomore Christian Abrallo, 16, took the Western Coast Championships in Men’s and Boy’s Shortboard at the Western Surfing Association Championships at Church’s, according to a story in the San Diego Union-Tribune.

But Arballo’s victories are remarkable for the fact that the local surfer is excelling despite major heart defects that threatened his life and have prompted two surgeries to repair valves. . . . To hear him tell it, though, it’s no big deal. . . . β€œI don’t think about it at all,” Arballo said. β€œIt doesn’t stop me from surfing or doing anything I want to do.”

Congrats, Chris.

[Link: San Diego Union-Tribune]

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