Surfing samurai visits Lindell

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Third-, fourth- and fifth-graders from the Long Beach Public Schools’ Lindell Elementary School were treated to an inspiring presentation about perseverance and possibility thanks to Dylan Hronec, alternatively known as the Surfing Samurai. On Friday, Jan. 20, Hronec shared his story with an enthused audience in the Lindell auditorium.

Like many Long Islanders, Hronec finds solace in the oceans off of Long Beach. As a surfer with cerebral palsy, he is proof that people can discover passions and find something positive by taking on challenges and facing fears. The Surfing Samurai shared his story with Lindell students and offered encouragement. He stressed that in the water, he was the same as everyone else despite his disability.
 
Hronec has been featured in several news segments, one of which was shown at the assembly. Following his remarks, students asked the Surfing Samurai questions about his experiences.