Sink or Surf Photo Gallery
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 the wetsuit design team at O'Neill brainstorming vests to carry oxygen tanks and custom padding in Melissa's suits.
Melissa and Sebi
Mauli Ola 2018 - First day in production!
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
Photo Credit: Russie Denay
Melissa in the ICU
Two weeks post double lung transplant, November 2015.
Oxygen Photo Shoot - May 2018
Photo Credit: The Soul Thief Vision
We are excited to announce that we are officially in production!
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
Stay tuned for a "Sink or Surf" night on Santa Cruz Radio with Neil Pearlburg. Date and time TBD
First time surfing on oxygen!
Mauli Ola Surf Day- May 2017
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
Milo and Melissa picking up trash along their walk on Carmel Beach.