core activities and campaigns that the Surfrider Foundation
uses to protect our oceans, waves and beaches fall into
the categories of Clean Water, Beach
Access, Beach Preservation and Protecting Special Places.
The months of preparation and planning flew by…the day came and went so fast…but it was such a huge success and amazing experience.
The walkway down the pier was crowded with people and lined with Surf Art by myself and fellow artists:Drew Brophy,Heather Brown, Phil Roberts, Ron Croci,John Severson, Grant Ellis and Wade Koniakowsky.
The paparazzi and girls went pretty nutty when Matthew McConaughey showed up as the surprise guest. He said some nice things about Surfrider and came out to support his pal Mishka who is signed on Matthew's new music label.
(Above: Surprise guest speaker, Matthew McConaughey hogging the photo, obviously the Paparazzi photographer was trying to include us in the shot 😉
(You can now bid on this board I painted and other Surf Art at the upcoming Surfrider Art Gala in San Diego on May 21st)
The Shirts (seen below) for MaliBLUE which I designed, were everywhere on the pier that day which was awesome. Quiksilver Apparel was cool enough to print and provide us with the shirts which soon became the wardrobe of the day for the guests on the pier.
Media Sponsors, Surfing Magazine and Surfer Magazine were there to cover the event, for which I vaguely remember getting quoted on a couple of nice comments about the free VIP Beer that day 🙂
It was really fantastic to be able to hang out with my new friends from Emergen-C and their Marketing Company, Murphy O'Brien. The months we spent co-ordinating and planning this whole campaign has been truly an outstanding experience. The entire group of people I hung out with that day were awesome and I hope I can see them all again soon.