The ocean has inspired humanity for many years. We come from water, and we are always loyal to water. Of all the sports that take place above and below the waves, none inspire more enthusiasm than surfing. In fact, dating back to 12th-century Polynesia, it’s also one of the oldest athletic pastimes, so the nonprofit One More Wave harnesses this raw power to help disabled U.S. veterans recover from the trauma of war, again Find their smile. discount replica watch
Founded by retired Navy SEAL Alex West, One More Wave provides custom surfboards to veterans who suffered amputations and other medical conditions during their service. Working hand-in-hand with surfboard-shaping masters and artists, One More Wave can tune boards to fit almost any physical challenge, even triple amputations. As important as the provision of equipment is, One More Wave provides the support necessary to get their clients on the wave on the road to emotional recovery.
In retrospect, Alex seems destined to start the nonprofit. A lifelong surfer, his tenure included the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq, followed by 11 years with the Naval Special Warfare Development Group. It was his grueling recovery and subsequent volunteer work at the Balboa Naval Hospital Surf Clinic after a helicopter crash landed him in the hospital that gave him the idea to combine surf therapy and art therapy.
At Balboa, he realized there was a section of injured veterans who wanted to surf, but because of the nature of their injuries, they didn’t have the ability to use a surfboard. So Alex set out to create his first board. At the time, he was raising money by selling T-shirts in the back of his truck, but it was a trip to the bookstore that pushed him harder to get One More Wave off the ground.
Alex decided that starting a proper nonprofit was the way to go, and he clicked through the self-help section to see if he could find a book to help him along the way. Unfortunately, most of the books on display were authored by someone with a Ph.D., and in languages beyond his pay grade. It wasn’t until his eyes scanned the cover of “Non-Profit Kit for Dummies” that he realized he could do it.
After 600 surfboards, the rest, as they say, his history.
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This isn’t One More Wave’s first rodeo with copy Ulysse Nardin. François-Xavier Hotier, President of the United Nations North America in 2019, had lunch with Kyle Bucket, Chief Operating Officer of One More Wave, and the limited edition “One More Wave” of the Ulysse Nardin Deep Dive series was born. Designed as it was, “on the napkin of a Navy SEAL dive bar,” this first collaboration is a rather serious “tactical” timepiece, with a 1000M titanium diver as its canvas, taking manliness to the extreme. It’s a bold statement, and one that has found success in the collector community. But more importantly, it cemented the relationship between the two companies and brought some much-needed attention to the work Alex and his fellow men were doing.
Fast forward to today, and the Ulysse-Nardin Diver Chronometer 44mm One More Wave makes its debut. Designed with help from Alex himself (who is also a graphic designer), the second-grade collaboration has a more playful note with teal and gray highlights that echo the One More Wave logo—in Alex’s words, “California Cool”. As before, the case is made of DLC-coated titanium, while beneath the pleasingly textured dial is a manufacturer’s calibration. Caliber UN-118 with silicon escapement and diamond anchors clearly visible through the sapphire crystal case back.
Overall, this watch reflects Alex’s view that the ocean should be welcoming and fun, but with its proper dive spec 300M water resistance, it can withstand its owner’s time at sea, in the air or on land Anything that can be thrown.
So, what’s next for the One More Wave? More chapters, definitely. Currently they operate in Oahu, San Diego and North Carolina, as well as Virginia Beach, but the goal is to open more chapters and bring the healing power of surfing to those in need. Alex also wants to open up their ranks to law enforcement, first responders, and Gold Star families, and eventually expand internationally. But for now, there’s a lot of work to be done on these shores, and the ranks of One More Wave surfers continue to grow. Membership includes some of the biggest names in adaptive surfing, including triple amputee Jose Martinez and gold medalist Para Olympian Dan Cnossen. https://www.chronowatchmall.com
It’s clear that One More Wave is just getting started, and with their second collaboration, Ulysse Nardin made it clear that they, too, are ready to ride the big waves.
Movement: Caliber UN 118, automatic winding
Functions: hours, minutes, small seconds, date
Case: Black DLC-treated titanium, 44 x 14.81 mm, water-resistant to 300 meters
Strap: Gray rubber strap with ceramic elements and buckle