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 Army Medical
Mauli Ola Foundation hosted Torquay Beachs 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 introducenatural saline therapy for children with CF. Eight of the World Surf Leagues 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 weve been freely given from the ocean
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 water,
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 lets 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 in
MOF caught up with long-time Surf Experience Day veteran and CF patient Leo during a visit to Madera Childrens Hospital.
Stoked on MOFs SEDs, Leo went for preparation surf on Wednesday, February 9 in the chilly waters of 38thstreet in Capitola, California. After getting that familiar surf itch, Leos 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 waves
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 Leagues 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 arrive at
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 Alii Beach Park where the event took place. Wereceived support from the community and several professional surfers,including John John Florence, Mick Fanning, Jamie OBrien, Kala Alexander, Jason Magallenes, Sunny Garcia, Teddy Navarro, and Hans
Come join Mauli Ola for the final stretch of our Humuhumunukunukuapua'a Tour. This is our final Surf Experience Day of 2015and 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.