Two Coasts: One Ocean event recap
This past weekend, The Surfrider Foundation held its inaugural annual fundraising event in Malibu, CA to celebrate the special places it protects from threats and to launch its national effort to ensure that everyone’s coastal backyard is 100% protected.
The event was attended by celebrities who love sand and surf including musicians Anthony Kiedis and Portugal.The Man, actors Sam Waterston, Laura Dern and David Chokachi, surfers Laird Hamilton, Kelly Slater, Stephanie Gilmore, Shaun Thompson, Kassia Meador, Greg Long and Leah Dawson, swimwear designers Kalani and Oleema Miller, sports commentator Sal Masekela, fashion consultant Julie Gilhart, fashion bloggers Sheryl Luke of Walk in Wonderland and Sydne Summer of Sydne Style and creative director John Moore, among others.
“Our story began in Malibu when a handful of surfers fought to protect their favorite surf spot, so it was only natural for us to host our inaugural annual event there,” said Dr. Chad Nelsen, Surfrider CEO. “Malibu and Los Angeles are faced with coastal pollution challenges resulting from rapid growth, aging infrastructure and urban runoff. These are challenges that coastal communities across America are facing.”
Presented by Ted Baker London and KROQ, attendees enjoyed the intimate coastal vibe of the event with tunes by DJ KK (big wave surfer Keala Kennelly) and a guest performance by Portugal. The Man with covetable auction items up for grabs, including a Chanel surfboard, a trip to New York Fashion Week with Rag & Bone, a trip to Miami Swim Week with Kalani and Oleema Miller, a private surfing excursion in Santa Barbara with surfer Shaun Thompson and swimming with wild dolphins in Kona with writer Susan Casey.
Photos by: Eric Herbranson, Kyle Lishok and James Lozeau