Surfing Event Success For Neighbors For Kids


Group photo with Byron Lewis' wooden surfboard

Neighbors For Kids (NFK) thanks the community for their generous support of the 1 st

Annual Keiki Kowabunga Challenge held at Otter Rock on Saturday, September 28 th . The

event was very well-attended in its first year with nearly 50 children participating,

ranging in age from 2-17 and enjoying a fun day of surfing together. The day was blessed

with sunny weather, absolutely no wind and despite the fact that the “surf was up” with

8-10 foot waves, all of the kids stayed safe and were stoked to surf the inside break as we

cheered them on from the shore!



The youngest participant Daniel age 2 and his dad Dan from Ossies Surf Shop

The surf event was successful due to the contributions from sponsors and donations from

several local businesses. Every surfer received a goodie bag full of items, an event t-shirt,

a ticket for the raffle drawing, plus food and snacks fueled the kids throughout the day.

The top sponsor of this first-time event was our local Ossie’s Surf Shop, followed by the

Boardriders Foundation and Surfrider Foundation. NFK is very grateful for sponsorship

received at all levels and looks forward to next year’s event.


The Keiki Kowabunga Challenge was held in honor of NFK board member Byron Lewis

and it was a great day to join together as a community while our kids enjoyed the ocean.

If parents are interested in enrolling their children in the preschool or school age program

there are spots available. If you would like more information about NFK or would like to

make a charitable contribution to our non-profit please feel free to call 541-765-8990 or

visit NFK’s website at www.neighborsforkids.org.

information and photos provided by NFK. A video of the event can be found on our Outdoor page

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