Haben Girma, Deaf and Blind Harvard Law School Graduate, Goes Surfing with Surf Diva Surf School

 

“Can I learn to surf?” – Haben Girma, Deaf and Blind Harvard Law School Graduate

“Sure you can!” – Izzy Tihanyi, Surf Diva Surf School

Imagine closing your eyes and dropping in… Haben Girma is an incredibly inspiring deaf and blind lawyer. The Harvard Law School graduate came to San Diego over New Year’s to learn to surf. After she tandem surfed a few years ago riding on her belly, her goal was to surf on her own standing upright. We are stoked that she came to Surf Diva Surf School. Big shout out to the volunteers who helped make the lesson an amazing and safe experience for her.
About Haben Girmahabengirma.com
Haben is deaf and blind. Against all odds she graduated from Harvard Law School and was the keynote speaker at at the White House Celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act last year. She has​ ​recently held a​ ​TEDx Talk and​ ​is actively practicing at Berkeley-based nonprofit, Disability Rights Advocates​.
About Surf Diva Surf Schoolsurfdiva.com
Quoted “The Starbucks of surf schools” by Newsweek Magazine, Surf Diva Surf School is considered the pillar of women’s surfing and offers surfing and standup paddleboard (SUP) lessons year-round for women, men, and children. Located in La Jolla, California with operations also in Costa Rica, Surf Diva is actively involved in charities and outreach to support both the local community and to raise awareness to protect the environment. The Surf Diva Boutique was awarded #1 Women’s Retailer​ ​in the US by the Surfing Industry Manufacturing Association (SIMA)​.

Haben Girma learns about foot placement on the surfboard with Surf Diva Surf School

Haben Girma surfs a wave in San Diego with Surf Diva

Haben Girma surfs with Surf Diva. Group photo of Haben and volunteers.