Waterman’s Luau | July 28th
Waterman’s Gala | July 29th
The surf industry’s most-anticipated annual social event, the 34th Annual Waterman’s Weekend, will be held at the Pasea Resort & Spa in Huntington Beach, CA.
This year’s gala makes its debut in Huntington Beach where more than 200 of the surf industry’s leading executives, local business leaders, and surf enthusiasts gather under the stars for an amazing weekend of raising money for more than 15 of the most impactful environmental organizations working to protect our oceans, beaches, and waves.
Protecting our playgrounds…
"To me, all the people in the different environmental groups are the people who do the real work. We might every once in a while come in and try to add some visibility to the cause, we may donate a bit of money. But if the environmental movement is surfing, then you guys are the wave and the board, and our band or me, we are just the war trying to get something to stick."
Eddie Vedder, 2007 Watermans Environmentalist of the Year
Since 1989, Waterman’s has raised close to $10 million to support our environmental beneficiaries that are dedicated to cleaning beaches, protecting surf breaks, keeping plastics out of the ocean, and more on behalf of surfers.
Over that time the industry has come together each year to celebrate our oceans with this premiere social fundraising event on the global calendar.
Waterman’s has honored a host of the leading characters in surfing as well as many of the key figures in ocean related environmentalism in what has now become the night where the highest honors in the surf world are given to the most deserving individuals and organizations.
"Culturally, it's the biggest surf industry event in the world. Nothing else matches it. SIMA and the Waterman's Ball are really important because they give the industry unity; it's the gathering of the tribe. We need to have the unity. We have to compete against each other in the business world-at retail, with our surf teams, who's got the best surfers in the world--but at the end of the day, what I always say is, surfing is our brand.' That's the brand we all live for."
Peter Townend. ASP’s First World Surfing Champion
SURF INDUSTRY MEMBERS ASSOCIATION
Working together, our industry and its members are united to protect our industry and oceans.
To support the growth of the surf industry through fearless innovation, stoke and sustainability.
Healthy ocean, healthy industry