By Delinda Lombardo on
On Sunday April 5, professional surfers and celebrities will take part in the Project ‘Save Our Surf’ Surf-a-Thon and Celebrity Gala to benefit Non-Profit Oceana, an international ocean conservation group.
Launched by actress Tanna Frederick and surfer Shaun Tomson, Project Save Our Surf (Project SOS) is an amazing organization that rally’s surfers and non-surfers to get involved in giving back while helping to save our oceans.
Celebrities such as Michelle Rodriguez (“Lost”), David Chokachi (“Baywatch”), Rob Machado, and World Champion of International Professional Surfing Peter “P.T.” Townend, will raise money by asking fans to sponsor their commitment to surf during a five-hour shift. The Surfathon will take place from 10:00am to 3:00pm at Ocean Park beach in Santa Monica. In addition to watching the celebrities hang-ten, other activities at the event include Tae Kwon Do demonstrations, environmental guest speakers, face painting, team relay races, yoga sessions, free massages, raffle prizes and musical performance by Birdsong and the Eco-Wonders.
Following the Surfathon, fans are invited to attend the Project Save Our Surf Celebrity Gala at Shutters on the Beach hosted by Henry Jaglom and Noah Wyle. Of course, the evening will include a celebrity “blue” carpet, cocktails, buffet dinner, a live and silent auction, and a musical performance by legendary surfers, Timmy Curran and Tom Curren. But more importantly, professional surfer Rob Machado will receive the Project Save Our Surf award for his dedication to environmental activism in Southern California. Additionally, Billabong CEO Paul Naudé will also receive the Oceana Sea Friend Award for his outstanding contributions to ocean conservation.
Project Save Our Surf Honorary Event Committee members include: Dennis Hopper, Jeff Garlin, Richard Lewis, Judd Nelson, director Ron Vignone, Rosanna Arquette, Eric Roberts, Noah Wyle, Ed Begley Jr., Justine Pasek, Elliot Gould, Melissa Leo, Francis Fisher, Victoria Tennant, writer/director Phil Alden Robinson, Christopher Rydell and director Henry Jaglom.
More information can be found here.
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