The 33rd Annual NKF Rich Salick Pro/Am Surf Festival
Nearly 400 professional and amateur surfers competed in the 33rd Annual NKF Rich Salick PRO/AM Surf Festival. The popular Surf Festival presented by Ron Jon Surf Shop included world class surfing and the Taste of Brevard/Silent Auction to benefit the National Kidney Foundation of Florida raising thousands of dollars, while building awareness of kidney disease and the need for organ donation. Proceeds collected will benefit the programs and services of the National Kidney Foundation of Florida, helping patients with kidney disease. The charity surf event was a great success, bringing in thousands of beach goers and spectators who enjoyed the surfing, tandem exhibitions, skate ramp on the beach, and nightly events including a fashion show and the premiere of the documentary Andy Irons: Kissed by God. You can view pictures of the Annual NKF Rich Salick PRO/AM Surf Festival by visiting our NKF “Rich Salick” Facebook page.
The weekend long surfing competitions wrapped up with pro and amateur finals on Labor Day. This year’s first place professional winners not only won cash, but also an amazing piece of art donated by Cris Woloszak. Cris is an internationally revered artist whose custom culture background led him to create his own style and techniques that are used in different ways throughout his collection. This year his donations included a beautiful octopus which appears to be backlit because of his unique manipulation and treatment of the metal he painted. Congratulations to all competitors and a special thanks to our volunteers and sponsors for making this year’s event the best one yet.
The NKF Rich Salick Pro/Am Surf Festival honored the co-founder and 3 time kidney recipient Rich Salick who passed away in July 2012. For more information on future NKF of Florida events call 1.800.927.9659 or visit us online at www.kidneyfl.org or nkfsurf.com.
The National Kidney Foundation of Florida’s mission is to prevent kidney and urinary tract diseases, improve the health and well being of individuals and families affected by these diseases and increase the availability of all organs for transplantation.
The NKFF extends its gratitude to all sponsors for their generosity and support.