Challenges are inevitable in our lives. Some challenges can either change or break our lives. But there are people who lives with these challenges, challenges that are visible in their physical features, challenges that physically show that they are weak, challenges that they think they can’t over come. Physically challenged individuals who defy what mere completely functional person think they can’t do.
Born with one leg and fused toes and fingers, Poks is a supreme example of how a person can overcome even the most devastating physical disability. Poks can do on one leg what other surfers fail to do with two legs. A remarkable athlete, Poks Esquivel showed the world that his disability will never stop him in pursuing his passion for surfing.
July 21, 2012, the Philippine Surfing Community was shocked when a news suddenly spread in the social media world about the death of Poks Esquivel. Even the international surfing community was surprised about the news. Disbelief and doubts has rattled each and everyone who knew Poks Esquivel.
You will always be remembered Poks. Your memories will always be in our hearts as you have touched the lives of different surfers in the Philippines as well as the whole world.