Harley Rose Taich supports the Johnny O Foundation

December 03, 2013
Harley Rose Taich

We at The Johnny O Foundation would like to announce Harley Rose Taich as a supporter of our foundation. She is an active surfer on the USA Women's Surfing Curcuit.

"Before my accident in August 2011, I had just made the USA team and I was so excited to go represent the USA in the ISA games in Panama and Nicaragua in hope of bringing home a gold medal."

On August 20th 2011, Harley's life changed forever, while csurfing at Point Mugu, California.

"I was told I went headfirst into the sand as the wave bottomed out. There was no water, just sand. I do remember coming in and coughing up so much sand that it was coming out of my lungs and nostrils, and it was quite painful. There was only five minutes left in the heat and I was winning by a wide margin and decided to go in before it was over because I didn’t feel well. I was walking up the beach and started feeling like I was going to pass out."

She has experienced Traumatic Brain Injuries first hand. She has a passion for Action Sports and still pursues per goal for professional surfing.

Please support her new Facebook page for concussion awareness:

You can read more about her story online: