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SeaChange Event in Malibu to Benefit Sustainable Surf and LA Waterkeeper

SEAchange-event-flyer-for-Malibu-Final-no-website-textCome join a rocking party on a beautiful beach, sprinkled with surf stars, passionate environmentalists, artists, musicians and since this is Malibu, a few movie stars too… We will celebrate our passion for the health of the seven seas, and share the stoke that living on this amazing CA coastline brings to our lives. BUY TICKETS HERE.

The party will have compelling speakers, great local food and drinks, a focus on mind-blowing sustainable surfboards, “live” art, vintage surf films and live music by an All-Star band!

So don’t forget to bring your smile and your thirst for fabulous food and drinks, but you can leave your shoes behind, because we’ll be dancing with our toes in the sand. And be sure to bring the checkbook too – its a charity benefit folks, so lets do this right!

Note: parking is limited on site. Carpooling, walking, biking, golf-carting is highly encouraged!

Event Details:

All-Star Band with Surprise Special Guests
“Bitch’n All Stars” is a knock-out line up created by Rami Jaffee (Foo Fighters, Sound City Players, Wallflowers) with Jessy Greene (Foo Fighters, Sound City Players, Pink), Christopher Thorn (Blind Melon, AWOL Nation, Live), Brad Smith (Blind Melon), Dave Krusen (Pearl Jam), Jonny Kaplan and Dr. J (Jonny Kaplan and the Lazy Stars). Joining them will be SPECIAL GUESTSCisco Adler, and more…

Celebrity Speakers Include:

Shaun Tomson – World Champion surfer and author- Speaking on personal responsibility for our ocean, and his own love of his ECOBOARDS.
Daryl Hannah – Actress and advocate for a just world. She brings her impassioned voice to protecting the ocean.
Michael Stewart and Kevin Whilden – Co-Founders of Sustainable Surf and creators of their flagship programs: ECOBOARD Project, Waste to Waves, and the Deep Blue Surfing Events – which are all designed to positively engage both individuals and the surf industry together, in a collaborative effort to help solve the critical environmental issues facing our ocean playground.
Liz Crosson – Executive Director of LA Waterkeeper
Frankie Harrer and Thelen McKinna-Worrell – Sustainable Surf youth ambassadors and Malibu pro surfers talking about their role in protecting surfing’s future.
Get your own more sustainable ECOBOARD surfboard or SUP
We will have famous shapers and ZJ’s Boarding House on the beach ready to take your orders for a sustainable surfboard or SUP. Get your dream custom board made just for you.

Amazing Auction Items
Bid on and win unique and exciting sustainable surfing auction items. One-of-a-kind sustainable surfboards and SUPs, art photographs, surf gear, and lots more. All proceeds benefit non-profits Sustainable Surf and LA Waterkeeper.

Live Art and Eco-Surfboard Crafting

• Norton Wisdom will do performance painting to the music using light-screen technology.

• The Boyz from Earth-Technology (E-Tech) Surfboards in LA will be hosting a live “ECO” surfboard glassing demonstration on the sand, using a non-toxic, plant-based epoxy resin. It’s also VOC free, so no haz-mat suits needed, and you get to check out first-hand how surfboards are really crafted.

Fabulous Food and Drinks

Gourmet taco and ceviche bar by Petty Cash Taqueria. Experience the tastes from Chef Oso!
Specialty cocktails with Mako Vodka and VEEV. Mixed by Black Lab Ventures.
Surfrider Chardonnay from Rosenthal Estate Winery
Local micro-brewed beer
Non alcoholic drinks: Coconut water, alkaline water, aqua frescas
Please bring your ID to drink alcoholic beverages


Stock Soldiers – Jesse Heilman

What is your take on Firewire Tech/boards?

“Before I started working with Firewire, I have always shied away from boards made of anything other than the traditional PU construction. It seems that most tech surfboard manufacturers lose sight of performance when trying to increase the longevity of a board, which is a major factor consumers are looking for. As a professional surfer I am all about how well my boards ride, and the beauty of Firewire is that they have developed a technology that increases the life of your boards, while making them faster, lighter, and more responsive!!”

Read the whole interview:

HIF WA Pro Am Series presented by SunSmart & proudly supported by FIREWIRE SURFBOARDS, Otis Eyewear, Future Fins, Brownes Chill, PowerBalance & Surfing WA

Event # 1 of a 3 event state wide open surfing series.

Margaret River WA, Sat 26th & Sun 27th February 2011.

In a new innovation for the HIF Pro Am Series, event sponsor Firewire Surfboards demoed their new range of boards and ran a 25 minute expression session to find the ‘Firewire Freakish Talent’. This was taken out by Jesse Molloy (Geraldton) for two massive no grab air reverses that sent the crowd into a frenzy.

“It’s so sick to have Firewire involved and to have an opportunity to pick up a brand new surfboard even though you’ve been eliminated from the event is the best. Big thanks to HIF, Firewire and Surfing WA for supporting grass roots surfing at its very best.” Said Molloy after picking up a 6’2 FlexFire for his amazing aerial efforts.

Jesse Molloy (Geraldton) was the ‘Firewire Freakish Talent’ winner at the HIF Pro Am Series. Molloy wowed the crowds on the beach with two massive no grab air reverses to claim a brand new Firewire surfboard. PicCredit: Surfing WA / Woolacott.