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The stars turned out for Liquid Nation Ball 6 Friday night at the home of Reef co-founder Fernando Aguerre in La Jolla, Calif.
Flea from the Red Hot Chili Peppers received the SIMA Humanitarian of the Year award for his work with Surfers Healing, a group that exposes autistic children to surfing, and other charities, including co-founding the Silverlake Conservancy of Music. Tony Hawk and Surfers Healing's Izzy Paskowitz presented Flea with the award.
Here's a slide show of photos from the night. To see single images, scroll down below the slide show.
In his acceptance speech, Flea talked about how uplifting surfing is, and how it provides so much energy, and that it's the right thing to do to use some of that energy to help others. He also said that whenever he goes out of his way to help someone else, he thinks, "It's just what you're supposed to do."
Surfers Healing is particularly powerful, he said, and is a poetic, beautiful thing that helps autistic children not feel so alone.
Proceeds from the event benefited 12 surf-related humanitarian organizations.
Santiago Aguerre first came up with the idea for Liquid Nation, and joined with his brother, Fernando, to make the idea a reality.
Here are individual photos from the night: