in the Women's Pro Longboard semi-final enter the water to kick off the
final day of the National Kidney Foundation Labor Day Surfing Festival
at Lori Wilson Park in Cocoa Beach on Monday, September 4, 2006. About
600 competitors surfed in the pro and amateur divisions of the contest.
Event organizer Richard Salick expected the event to raise about
$120,000 for the National Kidney Foundation. Richard Salick and his
twin brother Phil first held the event in 1976. After Richard, a former
pro surfer, received a kidney transplant from Phil in 1974, they
decided to start the event to raise money for the foundation. It became
a national event in 1986.