Kelly Slater Surfs Surprise Heat on Team Purps at the 32nd Annual NKF Team Competition Cocoa Beach, in Memory of Rich Salick, and to support the National Kidney Foundation 2017 - Raw.Surf
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Kelly Slater Surfs Surprise Heat on Team Purps at the 32nd Annual NKF Team Competition Cocoa Beach, in Memory of Rich Salick, and to support the National Kidney Foundation 2017

Kelly Slater made a surprise appearance this weekend at the 32nd Annual NKF (National Kidney Foundation) Surfing Team Competition, in Cocoa Beach, Florida. Surfing for Team Purps in memory of long time friend and  confidant, Rich Salick, Kelly had to show his support. Rich supported the beginning when Kelly was a grom. He made Kelly his first surfboard, ran his first, contest, and so much more. Rich Salick was a staple to surfing, and with his brother Phil founded the NKF Surf Festival in 1985. More on the history of the NKF can be found here.

 

 

This years competition went back to the roots on how NKF originated, by Team Competition. Held on Thanksgiving weekend, alongside the Cocoa Beach art show, the contest featured 18 competing teams:

  1. Cocoa Beach Surf Team
  2. NKF North Tower Ninjas
  3. Law Office of Robert Hannan P.A.
  4. Via Health
  5. Team Aloha
  6. Ron Jon’s Team #1
  7. Kings Duck Inn
  8. Satellite Surf Team #2
  9. Elite Surf and Sport
  10. Satellite Surf Team #1
  11. Then & Now’s
  12. Eastern Surfing Association
  13. Team Kahuna
  14. Team Wayfarer Life
  15. Charley’s Angels
  16. Team Clever
  17. Team Swell Life
  18. Team Purps

This event is based on raising money and awareness for kidney disease, and finding better solutions to the challenges with this cause. If you would like to show your support and donate, please go to www.kidney.org, the National Kidney Foundation homepage.

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