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Matt Formston: Surfing in the dark

Written by John Dickson  |  Illustrated by Phillip Bunting

Surfing in the Dark
tells the story of Matt Formston — a world champion surfer who is blind.

Matt always dreamed of becoming a professional surfer, but by the time he was five years old he was almost completely blind. Matt never let that stop him and now he is a record-holding cycling Paralympian and a world champion surfer!

This is the first book in Vision Australia’s new series of children’s books: Big Visions.

This ground breaking series depicts everyday low vision and blind Australian’s living well and chasing their dream’s. These important new role models are the first step towards changing the kids Vision Australia works with and Australia’s expectations of just how much a child with low vision or blindness can achieve. Vision Australia’s ambition is to use these true, unexpected stories of true resilience, true diversity and inclusion with the ambition of together building a kinder and more accepting Australia through the stories we read and tell.