Blind surfer Matt Formston aiming for gold in 2028 Paralympics
Matt Formston makes surfing look easy, despite the fact that he does it legally blind.
- Matt Formston hopes to represent Australia in the 2028 Paralympics in surfing
- Legally blind, Formston relies on sound and feel to catch waves
- The 42-year-old has already won several world titles for Para-cycling and represented Australia at the Paralympics for cycling
The former Paralympic cyclist lost 95 per cent of his vision at age five when he was diagnosed with Macular Dystrophy.
But the diagnosis didn’t deter him from pursuing an incredibly active life.
One that would eventually lead to gold and silver in the 2014 and 2015 Para-cycling World Champions and a top spot representing Australia in the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio.
Since then, Mr…