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  


Surf for CF (Cystic Fibrosis)

SWAP SD charged hard on softtop long boards at the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s Surf for CF event. This year we have 3 teams and raised over $3,000 for the Foundation. Our team “Pipeline on Vacation” took second place with a thundering victory fueled by five party waves with all four team members, two head stands in the white water, and real style points awarded for hanging five over while doing a terrible version of “The Macarena.”

We were introduced to the event by one of our own, whose nephew Bowie (honorary member of Team “Bowie’s Brigade”) was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis when he was 2 weeks old. Here’s Bowie at the CF Event:

Cystic Fibrosis is a disease that keeps the body from forming the enzymes to digest protein and creates mucus in the patients lungs. Thanks to the research of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, over the last few decades they have created treatments for this life threatening disease, which include enzymes  help the body digest food, chest compression therapy, nebulizer treatments, and antibiotics.

As it turns out, there is a direct connection between surfing and cystic fibrosis….salt water! Research has found that salt water naturally helps to break up the mucus and so a good surf sesh is actually treatment for people living with CF and can essentially replace some of their nebulizer treatments.

SWAP San Diego is a regular participant in this event, and we hope you’ll consider getting involved by starting up your own team and/or donating to one of ours!