WHO: Project Save Our Surf (S.O.S) was launched by actress Tanna Frederick and world renowned Shaun Tomson, both avid surfers concerned about the world's oceans. They were inspired to embrace the surfathon concept as a fun and rewarding family event, bringing together the legendary sport of surfing and beach lovers who want to make a difference. Project S.O.S. is collaborating with a number of generous local and national sponsors including: ZJ Boardinghouse, , Val Surf, Rocker Board Shop, Kreation Café and .
Surf participants will raise money by asking people to sponsor their commitment to surf non-stop during a six-hour shift. Other activities at the event include Tae Kwon Do demonstrations, live acoustic music, environmental guest speakers, face painting, team relay races, yoga sessions, free massages and raffle prizes. Event will be followed by a Celebrity Gala with a live band, cocktails, tapas, and a celebrity “blue” carpet. The live auction will be co-hosted by actor (“ER”) and director . Celebrities such as Judd Nelson and Miss Universe 2002 Justine Pasek will be in attendance.
The Surfathon will be held on Saturday, April 5, 2009, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The Celebrity Gala Event and Auction will be held on Saturday, April 5, 2009, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 pm. WHERE: Surfathon Celebrity Gala Event and Auction: Ocean Park Beach Shutters on the Beach, 2600 Barnard Way One Pico Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA Santa Monica, CA.
Project Save Our Surf is holding its first annual surfathon to raise money for the non-profit organization Oceana. Oceana is a non-profit organization that campaigns globally to protect and restore the world's oceans. Oceana seeks to make our oceans as rich, healthy and abundant as they were in the past. They look to a future in which dolphin sightings are common along any temperate coast; swordfish, marlin and tuna are abundant once again; whales and sea turtles thrive, cod are plentiful on both sides of the Atlantic, local fishing cultures evolve rather then decline and in which fish are a safe, growing and plentiful source of food around the world. For more information visit www.projectsaveoursurf.com.
Off-screen, Frederick has co-founded the Project Save Our Surf and was also behind the creation of the Iowa Film Festival, which debuted successfully two years ago and has since
tripled in size.