MAHALO!!! (thanks!)

To all of our amazing supporters!!

 

We are proud, excited & delighted to announce that we've been awarded a $100,000 grant from LA2050 the Goldhirsh Foundation! (Dec 2016)

Mahalo Spirit ($12,000+)

  • Marcus D. Moraes

  • Kelly Slater Foundation

  • Surf Boards from Global Surf Industries

  • Rashguards and Wetsuits from Quiksilver

 

Kahuna ($6000+)

  • Trinity Lutheran Church, Manhattan Beach (2009)

 

Surfer ($3000+)

  • Just Bones board shorts (in-kind donation)

  • Bob and Joyce Daniels

 

Wave ($1500+)

  • Rotary Club of Santa Monica & San Pedro

  • Erika Schimik

  • BettyBelts of Ventura (in-kind donation)

  • Hurley (in-kind donation)

 

Aloha ($100+)

  • Jay Sung

  • The Carlson Family

  • Jody Curtin

  • Michael Josephs

  • The Keith Family

  • Countless Surf Academy families who believe so strongly that the ocean is truly a playground for all!

 

Special Thanks:

Community Collaboration

  • Thank You Marion Clark for your passion and leadership on and off the beach.

  • William Sawin, Rosemary Hernandez and Russ Lesser for countless hours spent in the board room! Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe, whose help in 2003 with 2 buses a week helped launch LA Surf Bus into reality. Now we need about 30 buses a week! I wish he could help that much but others need to step up now.

  • City of Santa Monica

  • Los Angeles County Department of Beaches and Harbors, especially Marketing Supervisor Lynn Atkinson, Lifeguard Chiefs Garth Canning, Mickey Gallagher, and Phil Topar.

  • City of Huntington Beach, especially Lifeguard Chief Kyle Lindo and Community Service Supervisor Dottie Hughes.

  • City of Los Angeles Recreation and Parks, especially Supervisor Anita Meacham and countless recreation center directors.

  • City of Los Angeles Council members Tom LaBonge, Bernard Parks, Gil Garcetti, and Jan Perry.

  • Kelly Hendrickson of Trinity Lutheran Church

 

Corporate Support

  • Body Glove Wetsuits, especially President Russ Lesser and Marketing Director Scott Daley.

  • Hurley, especially Bob and Ryan Hurley and Pat Towersy, for their continued community support and clothing for the groms

  • Patagonia for all the summer wetsuits

  • BettyBelts for all the seaster swag

 

Individual Thanks

  • Postal Carrier Jim of Hermosa Beach- First Donation in 2003!

  • Jim Riley of Huntington Beach (2006)

  • Lifeguard Captain Steve Mosely (2005)

  • Keith Davenport (2006)

  • Carol Mayer (2006)

  • Quagletti Family Trust (2003)

  • Anonymous Donor through US Trust (2006)

  • Surfers everywhere who have dropped off good condition used wetsuits and surfboards

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