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Life Is A Wave 2009 coming to San Francisco on May 14


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'Life Is A Wave' 2009 Coming to San Francisco May 14

Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 23 April, 2009 : - - Save The Waves Coalition announces its third annual Life Is A Wave benefit event, a yearly celebration of coastal environmentalism through music, art, film, and community activism. Life Is A Wave 2009 will roll in on May 14 from 6pm–midnight, once again at 111 Minna Gallery in downtown San Francisco.

The multimedia event will feature live music from several innovative new bands, including Bay Area heavyweights Bayonics, as well as the fast-rising Kapakahi – both known for their dynamic mix of world beats and highly energetic live shows. Opening will be Clif Bar Inc.’s own Dung Beetles, along with DJs M3, OmarEtch, and DJ Paul.
This year Save The Waves will honor Reef founder, International Surfing Association President and philanthropist Fernando Aguerre as recipient of the 2009 Wave Saver Award, for his work and support defending coastlines around the world.
Sponsors of Life Is A Wave 2009 include Billabong B9, Clif Bar, Jim Beam, Joie de Vivre Hotels, Mavericks, New Belgium Brewing, Ocean Vodka, Patagonia, Quiksilver Foundation, SIGG, Surfline, Zola Acaí, and 1% For The Planet. Additional sponsors will be announced closer to the event date.

Life Is A Wave 2009:  Live Music + Surf Films + Live & Silent Auction + Raffle
111 Minna Gallery, San Francisco, California
Date:  Thursday, May 14, 2009
Time:  6 PM – Midnight
Tickets: $20 general and $50 green package (available at the door) ($50 green package includes one-year STW membership and special gift). All proceeds to benefit Save The Waves Coalition

About Save The Waves Coalition:
Save The Waves is an environmental coalition dedicated to preserving the world's surf spots and their surrounding environments. The organization’s goal is to preserve and protect surfing locations around the planet and to educate the public about their value.

Save The Waves works in partnership with local communities, foreign and national governments, as well as other conservation groups to prevent coastal development from entering the surf zone. Save The Waves is a 501(c)3 non-profit.

About Fernando Aguerre: Fernando Aguerre was born and raised in the coastal city of Mar del Plata, Argentina. After completing law school in Argentina, he moved to the U.S. and with his brother co-founded Reef, a successful sandal and surfwear company, which they sold in 2005. 

He has created or been involved with dozens of charitable and surfing-related organizations, including the International Surfing Association, where he currently serves as president. Surfrider Argentina (co-founder), SurfAid International (Chairman Advisory Board), Surf Industry Manufacturers Association (co-founder, SIMA Humanitarian Fund Vice President, Liquid Nation Ball Chairman), and numerous others.

Fernando continues to donate his time and other resources to the many organizations in which he participates, as member, advisor or board member, always as an unpaid volunteer, in search of his dream of a better world. He continues to surf daily near his home in La Jolla, California.

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