The annual Waterman’s Weekend has served as the main fundraising source for the SIMA Environmental Fund since its inception. Waterman’s Weekend is a two-day fundraising event held each August that exclusively benefits the SIMA Environmental Fund, a 501(c)(3) charitable foundation that awards grants to various environmental groups based on their dedication to preserving and protecting the world’s oceans, beaches and waves.
The weekend event begins with the Waterman’s Classic Golf Tournament, featuring a lively day on the links, a surf contest, and live and silent auctions. The Waterman’s Ball and Auction reigns as the main event, which not only allows the surf industry and friends of the environment to raise money for important oceanic causes, but also honor and celebrate those making significant contributions in the industry with the prestigious annual Waterman of the Year, Environmentalist of the Year and Lifetime Achievement awards.
Shane Dorian • Waterman of the Year
Jean-Michel Cousteau • Environmentalist of the Year
Sean Collins • Lifetime Achievement Award
Benefitting; 20 Ocean-Environmental Organizations