Legendary Surfer Phil Salick

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Hundreds of surfers, spectators and even surfing dogs will make waves this weekend at the 28th annual NKF Rich Salick Pro/Am Surf Festival. The event, which helped put Cocoa Beach on the map in the surfing world, continues through Monday, Sept. 2.  All proceeds from the surf festival will go to the National Kidney Foundation.

The contest was renamed last year to honor one of its founders, Rich Salick, who died in July 2012 during emergency surgery. Salick, who had multiple kidney transplants, was an advocate for kidney disease patients and transplantation. When he was in need of a new kidney, his twin brother, Phil, stepped in.

Tune in as Phil shares information about the event as well as some great stories about surfing.