WHAT: In celebration of their 25th anniversary, the Surfrider Foundation will host a star-studded gala on Friday, October 9, 2009. During the event, The Surfrider Foundation will present Pearl Jam, Incubus, and David Chokachi with the Keepers of the Coast award, which is bestowed upon celebrities who have made significant contributions in helping the Foundation fulfill its mission. A surprise musical guest will treat the audience to an hour-long performance.

Additionally, the event will feature a live auction, featuring one-of-a-kind art by some of the world’s most revered contemporary artists, including Raymond Pettibone, Shepard Fairey and Thomas Campbell. Each of these artists created a commissioned piece depicting the world’s most recognized (and in some cases threatened) surf breaks.

WHO: Tickets will be available to the general public, and will go on sale in September.

WHEN: Friday, October 9, 2009

Live Art Auction: 5:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Event: 7:00 PM – 11:30 PM

WHERE: California Science Center’s Wallace Annenberg Building

700 Exposition Park Drive

Los Angeles, CA 90037

CONTACT: Alexis Henry, Surfrider Foundation



The Surfrider Foundation is a non-profit grassroots environmental organization dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of our world’s oceans, waves and beaches. Now in its 25th year, the Surfrider Foundation has grown from a small group of dedicated surfers in Malibu, California to a global movement made up of over 50,000 members and 90 chapters worldwide. For more information visit us at