Sunday, September 24, 2023

Surf Challenge for Kids, ages 4-14

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San Fernando Place, Mission Beach, CA

Please arrive one hour before your assigned heat time.

The Ken Whalen Surf Challenge is in memory of Ken’s love for family, surf and the beach. The goal for the event is to encourage kids (14 and under) and challenged athletes 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

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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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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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