The first annual Project Save Our Surf, co-hosted by actress Tanna Frederick and world-renowned surfer Shaun Tomson which was held April 5th in Santa Monica, raised over $40,000 for the non-profit group OCEANA. Celebrities such as Jeff Garlin (Curb Your Enthusiasm), David Chokachi (Baywatch), Eric Balfour (24) and Gregory Harrison (Trapper John MD) joined professional surfers Rob Machado, James Pribram, Jeremy Sherwin, Alex Gray, David O'Donnell, Chris Rydell, Jon Rose, Peter “P.T.” Townend and Frank Caronna in surf competitions during the day.
World-renowed surfer Shaun Tomson and actress Tanna Frederick take a break from surfing during Project Save Our Surf, a benefit for Oceana held April 5th in Santa Monica, California.
An evening gala hosted by Noah Wyle (ER) and director Henry Jaglom was attended by Elliot Gould, Judd Nelson, David Proval (The Sopranos), and Justine Pasek (Miss Universe 2002) in addition to the surfers listed above. At the gala, Rob Machado received the Project Save Our Surf award for his dedication to environmental activism in Southern California, and Billabong CEO Paul Naudé recieved the Oceana Sea Friend Award for his outstanding contributions to ocean conservation. The gala featured a performance by Tom Curran and Timmy Curran as well as an auction, where items including a surf lesson with Rob Machado, a guitar signed by Brandon Boyd of the band Incubus, and a role in an upcoming Henry Jaglom film were up for bid.
Judd Nelson and actress Tanna Frederick auctioned off a role in a Henry Jaglom film at Project Save Our Surf, a benefit for Oceana held April 5th in Santa Monica, California.
Actress Tanna Frederick and actor Eric Balfour (24) hit the waves at Project Save Our Surf, a benefit for Oceana, April 5th in Santa Monica, California.
Actress Tanna Frederick and actor Noah Wyle at the Project Save Our Surf gala benefiting Oceana, April 5th in Santa Monica, California.
Actress Tanna Frederick catches a wave during Project Save Our Surf, a benefit for Oceana, on April 5th in Santa Monica, California.