Surfers Welcome Support Clean Water, Protect Our Oceans

Santa Monica Baykeeper is an environmental non-profit that works to protect and restore the Santa Monica Bay, San Pedro Bay and adjacent waters through enforcement, fieldwork, and community action. They are hosting Project SOS: SURF 24, which is an all out celebrity surfathon to benefit Santa Monica  Baykeeper, Waves for Water, Inside the Outdoors and Tumelo Home.

Celebrity surfers include Sam Trammell (True Blood), Tate Donovan (Damages), John Slattery (Mad Men), Jesse Spencer (House), Richard Burgi (Desperate Housewives), Chad Lowe (24), Gregory Harrison (One Tree Hill), Michael Munoz (Amazing Race), Zoe Bell (Death Proof), Pat Parnell (Fuel TV’s The Daily Habit), Chris Bruno (Dead Zone), Galen Gering (Days of our Lives),  David  O’Donnell (Air Force One), Peter Brinkerhoff (Daytime Emmy winning director), Preston Davis (Entourage), John Philbin (Point Break) and Kathy Zuckerman (Gidget).

There were 12 teams of 24 participants per team. Each person on a team surfed for 45 minutes. Team members raised $500 per person with 100% of total donations going to charity. Skill level was not a priority. Prizes were awarded to the individuals and teams who raised the most money.

The event featured daytime activities for the whole family including live music, mural painting with Joanne “Art Miles”

Who ran such a cool event?

Tanna Fredrick, Actress and Surf Activist
Tanna Fredrick, Actress and Surf Activist

Tanna Frederick is an avid Surfer, actress, writer, producer and environmentalist. Tanna founded both Project Save Our Surf and the Iowa Film Festival in 2008 and works tirelessly to bring the entertainment and surfing industries together in support of clean oceans. Her recent acting work includes receiving glowing reviews for her starring role in the long-running stage play “Just 45 Minutes from Broadway” as well as starring roles in Henry Jaglom’s feature films “Hollywood Dreams”, “Irene in Time” and the soon to be released “Queen of the Lot”.

Tanna Frederick is an avid Surfer, actress, writer, producer and environmentalist.

Shaun Tomson is a former world champion Surfer, environmentalist, actor, and businessman. Shaun completely changed the way the tube of a wave is ridden, using a completely unique style of pumping and weaving through and around collapsing sections of the barrel. Even today, his electrifying performances at Off The Wall and Backdoor Pipeline stand the test of time.

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