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Surfers 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.