When Sean Reyngoudt lost his leg at age 19, he never imagined the tragedy would result in his becoming a professional extreme sports athlete. Today, he is the world’s only professional amputee kiteboarder and wakeboarder. As well as his own triumphs, he’s introducing kiteboarding to millions of able-bodied and amputee thrill-seekers across the country with more on the way for the world of competitive adaptive surfing. Sean has kept up, pushing for more one wave at a time.

Growing up in Florida, Sean now lives in Puerto Rico.