“If Ponce de León wanted to find the fountain of youth, he should have jumped off the boat.”. In 2016, 60 Minutes featured local wave skier Alana Nichols. (A wave ski is a watercraft similar to a kayak, made for riding waves.) In the televised segment, after parking her van in a Cardiff lot, Nichols reaches back, lifts her wheelchair from the space behind her, places it on the pavement, eases herself into it, rolls to the rear of the vehicle, unloads her wave ski into her lap, and then begins the complicated process of getting to the water. After pushing her wheelchair as far as the sand will allow, she exits the chair and pulls herself with one arm, dragging her ski with the other, to the water’s edge. Once in the damp sand, she climbs onto the ski and awaits a wave that will lift her enough to begin paddling. She gets dumped while paddling out, but remounts her ski, makes it into the lineup, and catches a series of long rights, turning and cutting back with power and speed.