Brevard News

Rich Salick’s Spirit and Legacy of Hope Lives On, 37th Annual Surf Fest Underway This Weekend

Rich Salick received a kidney transplant in 1974, and although he was told that his surfing days were over, his love for the sport drove him to make a comeback. Perhaps Salick’s greatest work began when his pro surfing days ended. Along with his twin brother Phil, they began organizing small surfing events to benefit those on dialysis. The brothers built the annual NKF Surfing Festival into national prominence, and since its inception 37 years ago, the surf fest has raised millions of dollars for the fight against kidney disease. […]