Sink or Surf Photo Gallery

2016 SC Mauli Oa Surf Day

2016 SC Mauli Oa Surf Day

The first and only surf day Melissa had to watch the event from the beach following her first lung transplant. May 2016

Meeting with O'Neill Wetsuits

Meeting with O'Neill Wetsuits

Meeting with the wetsuit design team at O'Neill brainstorming vests to carry oxygen tanks and custom padding in Melissa's suits.

Melissa and Sebi

Melissa and Sebi

Mauli Ola 2018 - First day in production!

"The Barney"

"The Barney"

MOF Surf Day 2015, following the paddle out honoring the passing of Shawn "Barney"' Barron, Melissa's surf coach and friend.

5 Months Post Transplant

5 Months Post Transplant

Photo Credit: Russie Denay

Melissa in the ICU

Melissa in the ICU

Two weeks post double lung transplant, November 2015.

Oxygen Photo Shoot -  May 2018

Oxygen Photo Shoot - May 2018

Photo Credit: The Soul Thief Vision

Filming Now

Filming Now

We are excited to announce that we are officially in production!

Melissa and Barney

Melissa and Barney

Legendary Santa Cruz Surfer, Shawn "Barney" Barron coached Melissa and took her surfing weekly for 3 years. His experience and personality was the perfect fit to keep her safe and having fun in the ocean and allowing her to experience the health benefits of the salt water on her CF.

KSCO Radio Night

KSCO Radio Night

Stay tuned for a "Sink or Surf" night on Santa Cruz Radio with Neil Pearlburg. Date and time TBD

First time surfing on oxygen!

First time surfing on oxygen!

Mauli Ola Surf Day- May 2017

Donor paddle out

Donor paddle out

Paddle our held at the one year anniversary of Melissa'a transplant, honoring her donor and their family

Beach day with Milo

Beach day with Milo

Milo and Melissa picking up trash along their walk on Carmel Beach.