Scott Leason becomes the first blind wakeboarder to compete in the WWA

Scott Leason has become the first blind rider to compete in the history of the World Wake Association (WWA).

On July 4, 1993, Leason was shot in the head during an armed robbery at a convenience store, in La Quinta, California. As a result, he lost his sight.

Today, he practices wakeboarding, waterskiing, snowboarding, and he is an Ironman competitor. Leason is also a two-time US blind surfing champion.