Surf for CF 2019

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About Our Event

Join the CFF San Diego Team for the 4th Annual Surf for CF Event!  We will host surf lessons for our cf heroes, while our "foamies only" surf competition is underway. And back again this year, our Surf for CF PRE-PARTY with food, fun and prizes at Bird's Surf Shed the night before we hit the beach.

In recent years, doctors in Australia realized that cystic fibrosis (CF) patients who surfed had significantly healthier lungs than non-surfing CF patients. They found that the inhalation of saltwater mist hydrates the lining of the lungs and actually assists in the elimination of bacteria-laden mucus. As a result of this discovery, a hypertonic saline solution was developed to mimic a “surf session” for CF patients to use on a daily basis.

This relationship between CF and surfing sparked the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s San Diego team to create the country’s first Surf for CF event in 2016. Hosted at La Jolla Shores, this two-part event will feature a morning of surf lessons for CF heroes (children and adults with CF) followed by an open-registration team style surf contest.



To sign up for the surf contest, simply click the options above to “Start a Team” (if you are the Team Leader), “Join a Team” (if your Team Leader has already registered the team) or “Register as an Individual” (individual surfers will be placed with incomplete teams closer to event date). NOTE: There are two options when registering, “Surfer” and “Virtual Surfer”- read below for details on both and be sure to select the correct option.

-There is a maximum of 4 surfers to compete per team. Each surfer must pay a $25 registration fee and commit to a fundraising minimum of $100.

- There is no limit to the amount of “virtual surfers” per team. These are team mates who want to show support through fundraising efforts for the team. There is no registration fee and no fundraising minimum for virtual surfers.

-The contest will be judged on a point system. The three teams with the highest points at the end of the open rounds will advance to the Finals to compete for prizes.

- PLEASE REMEMBER: This is a Foamies Only surf competition. PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN FOAMY TO SURF. If you need a foamy, there will be an additional fee upon check-in.

Every individual, surfer or virtual surfer, who raises $125 or more will receive a 2019 Surf for CF t-shirt and a ticket to the Surf for CF Pre-party on Saturday, September 7th!

We have LIMITED space and can only allow 20 TEAMS to compete in this years’ contest so please be sure to sign your team up quickly so as not to miss out on this exciting event and fun day in the sun supporting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation!

When: Sunday, September 8, 2019
Time: Check-In 9:00 AM | Lessons and Competition start at 10 AM
Where: La Jolla Shores | 8302 Camino Del Oro La Jolla, CA 92037

Who: Surf for CF registered participants and guests. Limited space available!  RSVP information coming soon
When: Saturday, September 7, 2019
Time: 6:00 PM
Where: Bird's Surf Shed | 1091 W Morena Blvd, San Diego, CA 92110

Top Teams

  1 -  Bowie's Brigade ($10,900.00)
  2 -  Longboards for Louisa ($20.00)

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Top Participants

  1 -  Shorty Poole ($10,350.00)
  2 -  Jimmy Poole ($450.00)
  3 -  Irma Lee ($100.00)
  4 -  Kate Ellis ($20.00)

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The success of Team CF depends on the wonderful volunteers who help the day of the event as well as throughout the year.

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Team CF Goal: $65,000.00

Raised: $12,420.00

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Team CF Details

Date: 9/8/2019
Check-in: 9:00am
Start Time: 10:00am
Location: La Jolla Shores ,
La Jolla, CA

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Please convert cash donations into a money order or check before mailing or bringing to the event.

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