NKF Pro Am Surf Festival founder Rich Salick dies


NKF Pro Am Surf Festival founder Rich Salick dies

Last Updated: Monday, July 02, 2012


Former professional surfer and kidney transplant recipient Rich Salick has died.

A spokeswoman from the Florida chapter of the National Kidney Foundation said Salick’s death Monday was the result of complications from kidney failure.

The 62-year-old was the founder of the NKF Pro Am Surf Festival, which is held over Labor Day in Cocoa Beach.

He was the No. 1 ranked surfer on the East Coast in the 24 to 35 age group in 1980.

He was inducted into the Surfing Hall of Fame in 2000.

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