Cystic Fibrosis

  • By Jackie Connor
  • Cystic Fibrosis, Genetics, Surfing
  • Posted May 16, 2016

MOF California Tour Schedule

MOF is stoked to continue to spread the Aloha throughout the rest of our California Tour! We will be making several stops in the Golden State, so stay tuned to our calendar for upcoming events! Here is a breakdown on what is to come from MOF: This past Friday May 13th we visited Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego and Jason Magallanes hosted his Surf Experience Day in Del Mar on Saturday, May 14th. This week, we will be packing our bags and heading up north to share smiles with the children...


  • By Jackie Connor
  • Cystic Fibrosis, Surfing
  • Posted May 12, 2016

Shaka Tour Kicks off at Waikiki Beach

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


  • By Tiffany Au
  • Cystic Fibrosis, Genetics, Surfing
  • Posted March 10, 2016

First Ever Surf Experience Day in New Zealand

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 Christy Moore
  • Christy's Corner, Cystic Fibrosis, Genetics, Surfing
  • Posted February 26, 2016

Saline Treatments and Surfing's Positive Impact

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


  • By Teddy Navarro
  • Cystic Fibrosis, Genetics, Surfing
  • Posted February 18, 2016

Catching Waves With Leo

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


  • By Jackie Connor
  • Cystic Fibrosis, Surfing
  • Posted January 18, 2016

Donation to Champions from a Champion - 2015 WSL title holder donates to Mauli Ola

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


  • By Teddy Navarro
  • Cystic Fibrosis, Surfing
  • Posted December 05, 2015

Hale'iwa Surf Experience Day hosted by Makua Rothman

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,


  • By Teddy Navarro
  • Cystic Fibrosis, Surfing
  • Posted December 03, 2015

Join us on the North Shore for a Surf Experience Day

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.


  • By Christy Moore
  • Christy's Corner, Cystic Fibrosis, Surfing
  • Posted November 11, 2015

What is saline?

What is saline? Simply put, saline is salt water.  The water inside our bodies (like in our skin, eyes, and organs) has salt in it.  You may have used saline drops to help moisten your eyes, or saline nasal spray to moisten your nasal passages.  This is called “isotonic” saline, which is a fancy way of saying that it has the same level of salt as the water in your body.  It feels refreshing.  If you’ve ever gotten tap water (which has less salt in it than what is inside your body)


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