The Surfrider Foundation hosted the first of two annual Two Coasts One Ocean bicoastal fundraisers to support clean water and healthy beaches on Saturday, July 8th in Montauk, NY.
Guests included Julie Gilhart, Cynthia Rowley, Pulitzer Prize Winner William Finnegan, Bill Powers, Jayma Cardoso, Sean MacPherson & Rachelle Hruska MacPherson, Peter Davis, surfer Quincy Davis, Chris Gentile of Pilgrim Surf Supply, Leon & Ali Richter, Whitney Oat, fashion lawyer Douglas Hand, surfer Will Skudin, pro surfer Balaram Stack, artist and surfer Tony Caramanico, and Anne Templeton are counted amongst the many attending.
They enjoyed handcrafted cocktails at the open bar and a seated dinner by renowned caterer The Art of Eating, bid on custom surfboards and specialty items at the silent auction, and won once-in-a-lifetime surf experiences. Guests also danced to globally coveted DJ May Kwok and an upbeat and soulful set by Sinkane. This memorable summer night finished – or just got going – with an on-site after party to toast Surfrider’s amazing activists.
With over 30 years under its belt fighting for clean water and 84 local chapters worldwide, the organization has made incredible strides including working with the California State Legislature to pass the first statewide ban on single-use plastic bags, making Californian the first state to outlaw single-use plastic bags. Funds raised from TWO COASTS ONE OCEAN will go to furthering Surfrider’s activist network protecting and preserving the enjoyment of our oceans and beaches.
The Surfrider Foundation is a non-profit grassroots organization dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of our world’s oceans, waves and beaches through a powerful network. Founded in 1984 by a handful of visionary surfers in Malibu, California, the Surfrider Foundation now maintains over 500,000 supporters, activists and members, with more than 80 volunteer-led chapters and 60 clubs in the U.S., and more than 400 victories protecting our coasts. Learn more at surfrider.org.
Photo Credit: Eugene Gologursky/Getty Images for Surfrider Foundation