Akili C. Ramsess
Now in it's 26th year, the annual National Kidney Foundation (NKF) of Florida Surf Festival held at Cocoa Beach, is considered the largest charity surfing competition in the world.
The event has raised over four million dollars for patient programs provided by the NKF of Florida since its modest beginnings. The competition was held over the Labor Day weekend and drew thousands from around the world.
The five-day event featured name entertainers, surfing competition food, music and a silent auction.There were also hundreds of prizes given away including trips and surfboards from many manufacturers and sponsors.
All proceeds from the event go to the NKF of Florida to support programs in patient services, research, public and professional education and organ donations. Along with raising funds, the festival uses the event to raise awareness of kidney disease, with a focus on prevention and support for organ donation.
Videography by Tom Benitez.
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