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2008 Waterman's Ball roundup

The Reef team past and
The Reef team past and present, L to R: John Wilson, Fernando Aguerre, Kevin Flanagan, Courtney Kincaid and Tandi South
By Tiffany Montgomery
August 24, 2008 3:38 PM

The surf industry turned out in force for the 19th annual Waterman's Ball and Auction Friday night at the St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort & Spa in Dana Point.


The ball, auction and golf tournament, held Thursday, were expected to raise approximately $500,000 for the Surf Industry Manufacturers Association Environmental Fund, which provides grants to 17 environmental groups that protect oceans around the world.

Watermans honorees

 

"This industry relies on a healthy ocean," said Billabong North America President Paul Naudé as he introduced this year's honorees at a VIP cocktail reception Friday afternoon before the ball. Honorees included Mark "Occy" Occhilupo, Jackson Browne, Eduardo Arena, Surfrider and Friends of the Foothills.

 

 

 

Here are some photos from the evening:


Watermans Marty Samuels

 

Tom Campion, left, chairman of Zumiez, with Quiksilver Americas President Marty Samuels and Marty's wife, Elizabeth Kugler.

 

 

 

 

 

watermans richard woolcott

 

 

Richard Woolcott, CEO of Volcom, with girlfriend Cari Church.

 

 

 

 

 

watermans paul naude

 

 

 

Environmental advocate and Billabong North America leader Paul Naudé.

 

 

 

 


Watermans Michael Tomson

 

 

Michael Tomson, middle, co-founder of Gotcha, with his fiancée Kimberly Maki and Billabong's Jim Kempton.

 

 

 

 

 

watermans Tom Holbrook

 

 

Tom Holbrook of Quiksilver and wife, Gayle

 

 

 

 

 

 

watermans two monicas

 

 

Monica Campana, left, publisher of Foam Magazine, with Monica Wise, founder of L*Space

 

 

 

 

 

Watermans Kelly Gibson

 

 

Kelly Gibson, CEO of Rip Curl USA, and wife, Linda

 

 

 

 

 

watermans oneill

 

 

Vipe Desai, left, with the O'Neill/La Jolla Group team: Toby and Konni Bost, Kerry and Erik Forsell

 

 

 

 

 

watermans surf expo

 

 

SIMA Chairman Emeritus Dick Baker, left, with Sean O'Brien and Roy Turner of Surf Expo

 

 

 

 

 

watermans ross garrett

 

 

Ross Garrett of Airborne Media with wife, Alexis. They are proud new parents of a six-week-old son, Henry.

 

 

 

 

 

Watermans Lost

 

 

 

The Lost team: Tim Garrett, Matt Biolos and Marlo Garrett

 

 

 

 

 

watermans Joel Cooper

 

 

 

 

Lost, part II: Lost CEO Joel Cooper, left, with Sandy Smith and Una and Dick Baker.

 

 

 

 

watermans kevin meehan

 

 

L to R: Kevin Meehan of Analog with girlfriend and PR maven Andrea Tagliareni and Rick Irons, publisher of Surfer Magazine.

 

 

 

 

 

watermans Lori Kisner

 

 

Lori Kisner of Surf Expo with Glenn Brumage of Tum Yeto.

 

 

 

 

 


Watermans LRG

 

Last but not least: Robert Wright, left, and Jonas Bevacqua of LRG with Zumiez Chairman Tom Campion. They sat at the Moss-Adams table. Tom said LRG is doing great at Zumiez.

 

 

 

 

The SIMA folks also asked me to post a reminder about the Liquid Nation Ball Sept. 5 at Fernando and Vicky Aguerre's house in La Jolla. The event raises money for the SIMA Humanitarian Fund. For tickets, contact Shannon Park at shannon@sima.com

 


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