May is Cystic Fibrosis Awareness month and we are excited to announce the Mauli Ola Foundation Shaka Tour has officially kicked off! Our tour name originated from the Hawaiian word “shaka,” which is a Hawaiian hand gesture used to express excitement, say “hello,” “cool,” or “hang loose.” Often paired with a smile, shaka is a popular hand gesture among surfers and their friends.
The MOF crew visited longtime friends at Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children and Tripler
Mauli Ola Foundation hosted Torquay Beach’s first Surf Experience Day in Australia in conjunction with Geelong Cystic Fibrosis Support Group on Wednesday, March 23rd to help spread awareness as well as introduce natural saline therapy for children with CF. Eight of the World Surf League’s top surfers came out to share the experience and join the local children in the water.
“Mauli Ola Foundation is all about putting smiles on kids’ faces, giving back what we’ve been freely given
Breaking new boundaries and water, the first ever Mauli Ola Foundation Surf Experience Day in New Zealand officially took place on March 10th. Sixteen vibrant kids living with cystic fibrosis showed up at Orewa Beach to catch waves during a one-on-one session with the pros. The smiles, laughter and deep gratitude exchanged at the event truly uplifted the spirits of everyone involved.
“You are immersing yourself in the power of nature. Gliding on wave, and it feels like you are walking on
By now, you probably know that the Mauli Ola Foundation takes kids with cystic fibrosis (CF) surfing as a fun and natural treatment. You may have also skimmed our website to find out more information about <em>why</em> surfing is a natural treatment for CF (see What is Saline?). Now let’s talk a little more about <em>how </em>surfing can have a positive impact for people with CF by looking at the scientific research that inspired James and Charlie Dunlop to start the Mauli Ola Foundation
MOF caught up with long-time Surf Experience Day veteran and CF patient Leo during a visit to Madera Children’s Hospital.
Stoked on MOF’s SEDs, Leo went for preparation surf on Wednesday, February 9 in the chilly waters of 38th street in Capitola, California. After getting that familiar surf itch, Leo’s parents helped him scratch it and took him to the beach for the day. While his current board sits in the repair shop after a ding to the nose, Leo still made it out to shred some sizeable
Newly crowned 2015 Surfing World Champion Adriano De Souza donated $5,000 to Mauli Ola Foundation last week. Mauli Ola Foundation is stoked and extremely grateful for his generous contribution and is excited to have his support!
De Souza is no stranger to MOF--In conjunction with the World Surf League’s Australian Snapper Rocks competition, De Souza attended his first “Breath of Life” surf day where he donated his time as a surf instructor to a patient.
“Adriano was the first to
Surf Experience Day – Hosted by Makua Rothman – Haleiwa, HI
This past Saturday, December 5th, we had a successful Surf Experience Day, hosted by Makua Rothman, a pro surfer also known as ‘Big Wave Extraordinaire’. It was a beautiful day in Haleiwa Ali’i Beach Park where the event took place. We received support from the community and several professional surfers, including John John Florence, Mick Fanning, Jamie O’Brien, Kala Alexander, Jason Magallenes, Sunny Garcia, Teddy Navarro,
Come join Mauli Ola for the final stretch of our Humuhumunukunukuapua'a Tour. This is our final Surf Experience Day of 2015 and we could not be more stoked for what a wonderful year it has been! We are excited to get the kids out on the water this Saturday for some saline treatment, fresh air, and fun waves.