Allie Mac Kay was live in Malibu to preview The 3rd Annual Malibu Invitational". It benefits young Point Dume Surfer Lyon Herron to beat his fight with Gardner's Syndrome. Lyon was first diagnosed with Gardner's Syndrome when he was 6 years young and has been fighting this disease for the past 13 years.
3rd Annual Malibu Invitational
Blending Generations of Surfing To Save A Life
Lyon had his first Desmoid tumor when he was 4 years old. The doctors did not have a reason for its occurrence, so they removed it and let it go. For the next several years, Lyon complained of horrible stomach pains. After years of misdiagnosing, his mother Barbie found a gastroenterologist at UCLA who then performed a colonoscopy in December of 1999. What they found was unheard of and very rare for a child of his age. There were thousands of pre-malignant polyps lining his colon and rectum. The doctors then diagnosed him with a rare genetic disease called Gardner Syndrome. The family had no idea how this disease would dramatically impact their lives with countless doctor visits, travels around the world looking for answers, and numerous bed ridden surgeries to remove new found tumors.
Lyon is a Viking, has a heart of Gold, and is always smiling happy! He loves the ocean, he loves to surf and skate, and he truly loves his life. Lyon has shown us strength and inspiration, and more importantly reminded everyone whom he has touched to appreciate every minute of everyday.
Malibu is the birthplace of modern day 'hotdog' or high performance surfing. It was great to see a short board event held at Malibu. The vibe was community, I was surfing with my good friends from the 'Val' , Point Dume , and The 'Bu' and we were all joined in unity for a common and wonderful cause to help support, motivate, and honor a young surfer. In this celebration of performance surfing we are all winners. My praise and Gods blessings goes out to Lyon in his speedy recovery." --- 2007 "Malibu Legend" Champion, Allen Sarlo
Schedule Of Beach Events
Saturday Morning Check-In at 7am---Start Time 7:20am Legends Division Round One (7:20-10:40) Pro Division Round One (10:40-3:40) TheraSURF (12:00-12:40) Groms Division Round One (3:40-5:00)
Early Bird Sunday Morning Check-In at 6:30---Start Time 6:40am Legends Division 2nd Round (6:40---8:20) Pro Division 2nd Round (8:20---10:40) Legends Division QuarterFinals (10:40---11:40) Pro Division QuarterFinals (11:40---1:00) Groms Division Semi-Finals (1:00---1:40) Legends Division Semi-Finals (1:40---2:20) Pro Division Semi-Finals (2:20---3:20) Groms Division Final (3:20) Legends Division Final (3:40) Pro Division Final (4:00) See You On The Beach.