20 May '11, 7am

Surf therapy helps US veterans recover from war

LOS ANGELES - MATTHEW Doyle grew up by the beach in Santa Monica, California, and with his slim physique and tattooed forearms, looks like he has been surfing his entire life. But it took three tours of duty half a world away, many sleepless nights, and meeting a woman named Carly before the 26-year-old US Army veteran braved the waves on a surfboard. 'I fell in love with it as soon as I got in the water,' Mr Doyle said. 'After I came back from Iraq, I lost interest in the things I used to do, and I lost a lot of friends from being gone so long. And I never really had a reason to go outside. But now every day I just want to surf.' Mr Doyle was introduced to surfing by occupational therapist Carly Rogers, who conducts surf therapy classes for veterans at Manhattan Beach, just south of Los Angeles. The motion of the ocean, riding down the face of the wave, the constant paddl...

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