Professional surfers are in for the ride of their lives when they volunteer for a nationwide tour teaching kids and adults with CF how to Hang 10.
The link between CF and surfing inspires a CF organization that combines professional watermen, surfboards, and families living with CF. Cowabunga, dude!
About the CFVoice Surfing Event
In 2010, CFvoice partnered with the Mauli Ola Foundation to create a kickin' online event:
A super fun, super pseudo-surfing video competition. The event challenged all adults with CF to videotape themselves pretending to surf on anything from a living room couch to a boardroom table. Yeah, yeah... silly, we know; but who doesn't love silly? The world is full of too much serious!
The creator of the video with the most bodacious style, as judged by a group of some of the world's best professional surfers, won a three-day trip to San Diego to tour the city's sites, and join the Mauli Ola Foundation for a Surf Experience Day on Mission Beach. There, the First Place entrant would learn from professional watermen* how to catch the perfect wave. We encouraged out-of-the-box thinking, quirky implementation and bad Hawaain shirts. And that's just what we got!
*What is a waterman? Watermen are those remarkable athletes who can read, navigate, and live off of the world's waters. Their tools are surfboards, paddleboards, kayaks and the like. They excel on the water, in the water, and because of the water. Can a waterman be a woman? Ummm...do sharks have fins?