Approximately 200 surfers are expected to hit the waves of Mission Beach Sunday, determined to catch 100 waves in one day while supporting the San Diego non-profit Boys to Men Mentoring Network, which works to help disconnected, often fatherless boys become good men.
Surf legends and 100 Wave surf ambassadors Shaun Tomson (1977 World Surfing Champion) and Damien Hobgood (World Tour Team Member) will lead this pack into the waters in the early morning hours.
The goal of the 100 Wave Challenge is for each surfer to raise $1,000 for the charity and attempt to catch 100 waves in one day.
Surfers can paddle out solo, or participate in teams. There will be sections in the water for short boards, long boards, stand-up paddle boards, boogie boards, and body surfers.
The event is expected to run from 6 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., just south of Belmont Park, at the foot of Fernando Place.
The 100 Wave Challenge is the main funding source for Boys to Men Mentoring Network, according to organizers. The event brought in $373,000 last year. This year’s fundraising goal is $400,000. Boys to Men aims to sign up 200 surfers for this year’s event, compared to 171 in 2017.
To join the surf effort, click here.
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