Two pigeons get a bird’s eye view of the festivities on Saturday. Photo by Tony Cagala
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Sounds of summer

ENCINITAS — Some 10,000 people maybe more flooded Moonlight Beach for the annual Switchfoot BroAm on Saturday. The event, which was established back in 2005 by Encinitas’ hometown band Switchfoot, is a free concert held to raise funds for several local charities.

The concert lineup included performances from Parachute, Josh Garrels, American Authors and wrapped up with a set from Switchfoot.

The band is celebrating their 20th anniversary and just released their 10th album, “Where The Light Shines Through,” on July 8.

The annual event, since its inception, has raised more than $1 million for charities.

Levi Slawson competes in the finals of the Rob Machado Bro Junior surf contest on Saturday. Photo by Tony CagalaNoah Slawson explodes out of some white wash. Photo by Tony CagalaMicah Crozier shows some fins during an aerial maneuver. Photo by Tony CagalaLevi Slawson takes a spill into some white wash. Photo by Tony CagalaJackson Butler makes do with wave near D Street beach in Encinitas. Photo by Tony CagalaJackson Butler glides a glassy wave during the Rob Machado Bro Junior surf contest. Photo by Tony CagalaA sign guides the way to all things at the annual Switchfoot BroAm. Photo by Tony CagalaFans get excited over the arrival of the band American Authors on stage. Photo by Tony CagalaAt least 15,000 fans come out for the free concerts. Photo by Tony CagalaAmerican Authors performs a set at the Switchfoot BroAm. Photo by Tony CagalaZac Barnett, lead singer of American Authors gets the crowd amped up during a performance. Photo by Tony CagalaA man hangs on some of the playground equipment at Moonlight Beach. Photo by Tony CagalaEncinitas lifeguards try to coral a man hanging from the playground equipment. Photo by Tony CagalaAfter hanging from playground equipment, a man takes a prayer position in front of Encinitas lifeguards on Saturday. Photo by Tony CagalaAttendees take a photo framed inside a faux Instagram post. Photo by Tony CagalaSwitchfoot drummer Chad Butler waves to fans as he leads the band down to the stage. Photo by Tony CagalaJust one of many Switchfoot fans shows support for the band on Saturday. Photo by Tony CagalaA concert-goer has fun with a beach ball before Switchfoot performed. Photo by Tony CagalaBrothers Jon, left, and Tim Foreman of Switchfoot perform at their annual BroAm event on Saturday. Photo by Tony Cagala

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