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Surfrider Foundation gala May 9

COAST CITIES —Tickets are on sale now for the Surfrider Foundation San Diego County Chapter’s Art Gala from 6 to 10 p.m. May 9 at Paradise Point Resort & Spa, 1404 Vacation Road. San Diego.

General admission tickets are $60 and VIP tickets are $125 which include a Surfrider Foundation membership and reusable bag, a meet-and-greet with folk rock artist Tristan Prettyman and an autographed poster. All tickets include entry, food and drinks. Tickets can be purchased online at This is a 21-and-up event.

The evening includes a silent auction. For a sneak peak at some of the items up for bid this year, check out the Art Gala blog. This year also welcomes musical performances by Prettyman, a San Diego native, as well as the San Diego-based Paul Cannon. The evening will celebrate the chapter’s successes over the past year and honor the organization’s supporters.

The Art Gala provides support for the work the chapter is doing to protect the region’s oceans, waves and beaches. These funds are used to support volunteer programs like Beach Cleanups, Rise Above Plastics, Hold On To Your Butt, No Border Sewage, Ocean Friendly Gardens, Know Your H2O, and Beach Preservation. The chapter’s 2013 accomplishments can be found online here.

Protecting the region’s oceans, waves and beaches is made possible by the efforts of the grassroots force of volunteers and the funds raised at events like the annual Art Gala — all in the name of keeping San Diego County’s 70 miles of coastline deserving of the name “America’s Finest.”

For more information on Surfrider Foundation San Diego County Chapter’s Gala contact Art Gala Coordinator, Amanda Hall at (307) 752-5071 or or visit