About Bay for Breath Crossing

A 28-mile paddle benefitting The Living Breath Foundation

In 2017, Rocky Snyder and Sabine Dukes both wanted to celebrate turning 50 by paddling across the Monterey Bay. After discovering they had the same plan, they decided to join forces to transform the paddle from a personal challenge to a fundraiser. They each had 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 over $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 18 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.