Martin Pollock is a surfer on Great Britain's Adaptive Surfing Team and competed in the 2016 Stance ISA World Adaptive Surfing Championship in the AS-2 Stand/Kneel Division.
Pollock's accomplishments extend far past competition, as he was a key role in bringing Operation SURF to the UK.
Martin was wounded in 2010 while deployed in Afghanistan on Operation Herrick 11 as part of the 3 Rifles battle group.
He initially received a gunshot wound to the leg, but after treatment he returned to the field. However, a short while later Martin received further injuries when his company was hit by an IED, causing Martin to loose both legs above the knee, and one arm above the elbow.
While undergoing rehabilitation, Pollock was selected to take part in Operation SURF. Now, surfing has become his entire life.
Martin was then instrumental in bringing Operation SURF to the UK. He worked tirelessly to build relationships with surf communities both in the UK and the US, and has advised on surf locations in Cornwall.
Recently, Pollock was awarded with the Endeavor Fund Award for his direct efforts with Operation SURF, at the inaugural award ceremony attended by both the Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry.