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Ken Whalen Surf Challenge 2021

September 19, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

A young male adaptive surfer smiles with a surf volunteer at the beach during an adaptive surf event. He is seated in his manual wheelchair and holding up the surf "shaka" symbol with his left hand. His adaptive surf board is on their right.

The Ken Whalen Surf Challenge is back in 2021! The event was created in Ken Whalen’s honor to encourage kids and challenged athletes to strengthen their connection with surfing by competing and having a fun day at the beach with their friends and family. This event is geared towards beginner and intermediate surfers as a way in which to deepen their love for surfing. The surf event is in memory of Ken Whalen’s love for family, surf and the beach. The Ken Whalen Surf Challenge partners with the Challenged Athletes Foundation to provide the adaptive surf component. Access Trax is involved by way of providing an accessible beach pathway for participants who use mobility devices.

The event location is in Mission Beach, California located on the beach where San Fernando Court ends.

A group of 7 women pose for a photo in front of the Ken Whalen Surf Challenge easy up tent at the beach during their annual event. They are smiling and throwing up the surf "shaka" with their left hand.


September 19, 2021
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Mission Beach, California
San Fernando Place
San Diego, CA 92109 United States