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Archive for Charity Surfing Events

Surf Addict Presents 3-time world champion and aspiring musician, Tom Curren to perform at “It’s About Sea Life Benefit 2” After-Party, on November 20th, 2009, at the Hard Rock Café Fisherman’s Wharf.  Access to the After-Party will be limited to those purchasing tickets to the main event, to take place at the Aquarium of The Bay.

After a legendary surfing career that included taking the World Championship Title in 1985, 1986, and 1990, and influencing an entire generation of surfers worldwide, Tom Curren turned to music and his band, the Tom Curren band has been playing gigs around the world for nearly a decade.  A renowned name in the surfing community, Curren now combines his art with his surfing roots, performing at major surfing events with his folksy-bluesy-minimalist sound.

“It’s About Sea life Benefit 2” proceeds will benefit humanitarian, environmental and marine conservation organizations SurfAid International, Save the Waves Coalition, Surfrider Foundation and The Marine Mammal Center.  More information regarding this event can be found online at www.tomcurren.com.

What: 5th Annual Switchfoot Bro-Am
When: Saturday, June 27, 2009
Where: Moonlight Beach in Encinitas, CA
Surf Contest: 7AM-3:30PM
Concert: 11AM-5PM

*Performances by Tristan Prettyman, Timmy Curran, The New Archaic,  The Howls, Jane Carrey Band, Indivision, and Switchfoots Jon Foreman and friends.
* A free event featuring a surf contest, concert, beach vendors, and live art mural by Glue Network, Jedidiah, and Sezio sponsored by Flexfit

Get more info at www.switchfoot.com/bro-am

Kona HI. Legendary big wave rider Shane Dorian will host his Keiki Surf Classic at Banyan’s on the Kona side of the Big Island of Hawaii February 2nd, 2009. The low-key, down-home style event raises food for charity and provides a free entry for all the local kids to participate in a prestigious competition that is fun for the whole family.

Watch Shane Rip

Past attendees have included Kelly Slater, Rob Machado, Taylor Knox, Fred Patacchia, and Benji Weatherley.”A lot of the contests these days are expensive for a local amateur,” says Dorian who covers the costs with his own funds and sponsors like Billabong. “It’s great to have top surfers come and surf with the kids and give them a chance to raise their experience level without breaking their pocketbooks.” The one day event is held annually in January, and is limited to the first 50 entries taken. The two age categories are U13 (for kids under thirteen) and U17 (kids from fourteen to seventeen.)  “Participants must have a 2.5 grade average to enter so there is an incentive to keep up their grades” says Shane. We feed them and invite the whole family -- it’s a lot of fun.  Shane has become one of the most respected all-round surfers in history and the 12 Annual keiki Classic is testimony to the quality of his talent and the generosity of his character.