SWAP SD – The Alt Surf for CF Contest

COVID cancelled the official Surf for CF event. But CF Team “That’s What She Said” is partnering with Surf with a Purpose and hosting the “Alt Surf for CF Contest”. Come have some fun surfing and help us raise money to FIGHT Cystic Fibrosis.

Game On! Get Started:

  1. Register your team. There are 2 options:
  2. Fundraise. Let friends, family, everyone know COVID cancelled the official “Surf for CF” event, but you’re still going to charge it at the “Alt Surf for CF Contest”
  3. Arrive at the event by 8:00 AM to check-in and have a blast supporting a great foundation

Contest Details:

  • There is a maximum of 4 surfers per team
  • We request all surfers arrive by 8:00 AM so that we can put teams and heats together
  • The contest will be judged on a point system
  • Team with the highest points win bragging rights
  • PLEASE REMEMBER: This is a foamies competition. Surfers bring your own foamies
  • This is an “ALT” event, in the thrasher alt spirit we’re asking surf teams to get creative and wear your own t-shirts to compete. Teams are requested to wear same color t-shirts.

When and Where:
Date: September 11th, 2021
Time: 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Location: 15th Street, Del Mar CA

Raffle! Raffle! Raffle!

We’re honored and stoked that legendary San Diego shaper Bill Minard has offered up a hand shaped surfboard for the “Alt Surf for CF Contest” raffle winner. Raffle tickets will be sold at the event for $20 a ticket. Don’t miss your chance to win a surfboard hand shaped by master shaper Bill Minard.

Special Thanks:

  • James Spalenka DDS for sponsoring the original “Surf for CF” event and his support for “The Alt Surf for CF Contest”
  • Bill Minard for his mastery in shaping, and the generous raffle prize
  • Rusty Del Mar for their presence and support in the Del Mar community and this event
  • Bulldog for sunscreen along with continued support of our U.S. Marines in San Diego, providing products that keep them and the barracks clean and smelling fresh.

Dr. James Spalenka D.D.S.Rusty Del MarBulldog  


SWAP and JIT (Just in Time)

Recently, SWAP began a relationship with the Just in Time for Foster Youth (JIT) organization—an organization that assists, through life skill training and mentoring, young men and women (ages 18 to 26) who are aging out of the foster care system. Our relationship began in January when SWAP and JIT volunteers worked side by side to shop, cook and then serve dinner to approximately 80 homeless men at the La Posada men’s shelter in Carlsbad, CA.

Wanting to continue to nurture this relationship with JIT, SWAP is now in the early stages of planning a day at the beach, likely in May or June, to introduce the JIT members to surfing. SWAP will be working with volunteers from the Wounded Warriors program (who have generously offered to provide soft-top surfboards and wetsuits) with the hope of hosting 10 to 15 youth. SWAP is seeking commitments from enough volunteers to be able to provide one instructor/coach for each participant. Volunteers are also needed to help with set-up and serving lunch.