Navarro to be honored at 'Life Is A Wave' benefit
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 24 April, 2014 - San Francisco, CA – Save The Waves Coalition is excited to announce the eighth annual “Life Is A Wave” fundraiser and benefit this year in San Francisco, Friday May 30th, at 111 Minna Gallery in downtown San Francisco, from 6:30pm to midnight.
At the top of the night’s highlights will be presentation of the annual “Wave Saver” Environmental award to Patagonia ambassador, big wave surfer, and Chilean coastal advocate Ramón Navarro.
A long time Save The Waves supporter, Ramón has used the success in his international surfing career as a platform to speak out on environmental issues.
From opposing sewage pipelines and pulp mills on the Chilean coast, to helping his community recover from a devastating earthquake and tsunami, to his work on long-term protection for his beloved Punta de Lobos, Ramon has been a true leader in his community and beyond.
“We are really excited to be highlighting Ramón this year. He has been instrumental in working with us to protect the iconic break at Punta de Lobos through creation of the World Surfing Reserve”, said Save The Waves Executive Director Nik Strong-Cvetich. “Frankly, no one deserves it more.”
In addition to honoring Ramón Navarro, “Life Is A Wave,” will also feature live music from Santa Cruz’s own SambaDá and DJ Adam Twelve, exciting interactive visual displays, a finely curated live and silent auction and raffle, and a hosted VIP reception for honored guests. Join Save The Waves for a special evening and help achieve the fundraising goal of $100,000 for the event.
Life is a Wave Date: May 30th, 2014
Location: 111 Minna Gallery, San Francisco, California
Time: 6:30PM – Midnight (VIP Reception 5:30 – 7:30pm)
Tickets: On sale now
Save The Waves would like to thank its generous Life Is A Wave 2014 Sponsors: Barracuda Networks, Billabong, Patagonia, Volcom, Clif Bar, Ocean’s Halo, Kleen Kanteen, Proof Lab Surf Shop, Escape Camper Vans, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Longboard Vineyards, Alaskan Brewing Co., and Hog Island Oysters.
Save The Waves Coalition is a global nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting and preserving the coastal environment, though a combination of protected areas, economics, and direct action. Proceeds from this event will support the work of Save The Waves Coalitions’ high impact environmental programs.