Sunday, September 8, 2024

10th Annual Ken Whalen Surf Challenge

For kids ages 3-14. Registration opens July 29th!

San Fernando Place, Mission Beach, CA

The Ken Whalen Surf Challenge is in memory of Ken’s love for family, surfing and the beach. The goal for the event is to encourage kids (including CAF adaptive surfers and Rady Children’s Hospital Cancer Families) to strengthen their connection with surfing by competing and having a fun day at the beach with their friends and family. This event is geared towards beginner and intermediate surfers as a way in which to deepen their love for surfing. We focus more on having fun than the actual competition.

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No entry fee

There’s no cost to enter the competition.

Commemorative T-Shirt

Every participant will receive a free event t-shirt.

Challenged Athletes Foundation

Overcoming challenges

Facing our challenges helps us focus on what is important in life.

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Rady Children’s Hospital

Transforming Pediatric Health

Thriving after cancer so kids can celebrate and surf!

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Meet Ken

The ocean, in its infinite diversity, was a stable, reliable element in Ken’s life and over the years this love and connection grew stronger.

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