The Coast News Group

Support your beaches at Surfrider art evening

COAST CITIES — Tickets are on sale now for the Surfrider Foundation San Diego County Chapter’s 13th annual Art Gala from 6 to 10 p.m. May 10 at Paradise Point Resort & Spa, 1404 Vacation Road, San Diego.This year’s new venue offers a waterfront setting for the silent auction of artwork, surf gear, and other items. Guests can also participate in an interactive art piece and watch live demonstrations by featured artists Nathan Gibbs, Jason Samarin, Bryan Helfand and Juan Tocayo Marante.

This year also presents musical performances by singer/songwriter Brett Dennen, as well as the San Diego-based, surf-acoustic singer Casey Turner.

Tickets are $50 and include entry, food and drinks. They can be purchased at This is a 21-plus event.

Proceeds will be used to bolster volunteer programs like beach cleanups, coastal preservation and run-off prevention through the establishment of ocean-friendly gardens. Funds also support ongoing campaigns like Rise Against Plastics, responsible for Solana Beach’s successful plastic bag ban; Hold On To Your Butt, which has installed more than 150 cigarette butt canisters in coastal communities throughout San Diego, and No Border Sewage, which uses education, advocacy and hands-on projects to restore the Tijuana River Watershed.

For more information on Surfrider Foundation May 10 gala, visit or contact Art Gala Coordinator, Olivia Bui at (858) 231-3334 or The Surfrider San Diego County’s Chapter Coordinator, Haley Haggerstone, can be contacted at (619) 929-5350 or