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Blind Spanish surfer says sea sets her free, goes for world title

SALINAS, Spain: Carmen Lopez can only imagine what the sea looks like, but the blind 21-year-old Spaniard is in her element riding the surf. Guided by instinct and signals whistled by her coach, Lopez has been training hard to become Spain’s first blind female athlete to enter the World Adaptive Surfing Championship in La Jolla, California, on Wednesday. “The sea is where I feel peace and freedom, as if it were where I’m supposed to be,” she said sitting on her surfboard after an hour and a half of wave-riding practice…