Darian Haynes was born with a Brachial Plexus injury and felt that most sports were unreachable for her while growing up. After moving to Hawaii in 2010, she found an adaptive surfing program and quickly started surfing competitively. She rose through the ranks in Hawaii before moving on to National and World competitions and joining Team USA. In 2021 she decided to trade the ocean for the mountains and moved to Silverthorne, CO, to start her snowboarding career. Haynes started training with Adaptive Action Sports and became the 2022-23 FIS World Cup Overall Para Banked Slalom Champion within two years of starting training. Outside of snowboarding, Darian is also a competitive skateboarder and still loves to surf as much as possible. Throughout her three sports, she is dedicated to bringing opportunities to participate in adaptive sports to those who haven’t been exposed, especially young women like herself.
Darian took home the 2023 Banked Slalom Overall Crystal Globe following her successful year on the World Cup circuit and two medals at the 2023 World Championships.