About Bay for Breath Crossing

A 28-mile paddle benefitting The Living Breath Foundation

In 2017 Rocky Snyder and Sabine Dukes both turned 50 and wanted to paddle across the Monterey Bay to celebrate. After discovering they had the same plans, they decided to join forces and expand the paddle from a personal challenge to a fundraiser as well. They both had their own connections to The Living Breath Foundation and happily chose it as the beneficiary of the crossing.

On September 29, 2017, Rocky and Sabine, along with four other paddlers, crossed the 28 miles from Santa Cruz to Monterey and raised $20,000 for The Living Breath Foundation.  Special acknowledgment goes to Kate Farms, Terry Way, Lucas Porter and Wild Thyme Deli for their donations and support of the 2017 crossing.

Now in its third year, the 2019 Bay for Breath Crossing includes over 20 paddlers with the goal of raising $65,000. Please consider supporting our paddlers with an online donation.


The Living Breath Foundation’s mission is to raise funds and awareness for individuals living with Cystic Fibrosis, a genetic condition affecting multiple systems in the body, primarily the lungs and digestive system. The foundation¬†provides financial assistance grants, scholarships, transplant assistance grants, grocery cards and gas cards to individuals living with Cystic Fibrosis and is based out of Monterey, California.

For more information about the foundation, please visit The Living Breath Foundation website.