Connect. Celebrate. Inspire.

Surfrider San Diego invites you to join us for the 17th Annual Art Gala and Auction, benefiting San Diego’s Ocean, Waves and Beaches. The event will (re)CONNECT guests with our mission. It will CELEBRATE our amazing activist network and the impact we are having, while supporting the art community. It will INSPIRE and empower you with the knowledge and tools needed to stand with us as Champions of Surf & Sand.

Join us!

Members, please use discount code MEMEBER2017 to receive $25 off the price of your ticket.



Special thanks to our VIP Host Committee

Aaron Chang

Allison Andrews

Barbara Bry

Andrew Canter

Scott Eastwood

Todd Gloria

Len Hering


Kerri Kapich

Lorie Zapf

Andy Masi

Jeremy Pritchard

Cori Schumacher

Griffin Thall

Erika Torri

One Mission. Three Opportunities to Support.


May 1


May 2-12


MAY 12


Aaron Chang

Aaron Chang

Honorary Chair

VIP Reception – Meet the Artists

Monday May 1, 2017

6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Aaron Chang Gallery, 415 South Cedros Avenue, #110, Solana Beach, CA, 92075

  • Hosted by Aaron Chang and Dr. Chad Nelson, CEO of Surfrider Foundation
  • Hosted Bar and Passed Hors d’oeuvres, catering by Lionfish  
  • Approximately 20 pieces of fine art will be on display and available for pre-bidding
  • The fine art collection is being curated by Aaron Chang and Erika Torri, the Executive Director of the Athenaeum Music & Art Library in La Jolla
  • Some of the artists featured will include: Tim Bessell, Michael Carini, Victor Angelo, Fred Gimmell, Ron Church, Peter Halasz, Kim MacConnell, Roy Porello among others
  • VIP Passes are $250/person and include one ticket to the VIP Reception on May 1 plus one ticket to the Art Gala on May 12.  

Online Auction

Opening Day is May 2nd, concludes May 12th after the live auction.

Categories include:

  • Art
  • Fashion
  • Music
  • Food (Ocean Friendly Restaurants)
  • Drink
  • Sports
  • Entertainment
  • Garden
  • Travel
  • Wellness & Beauty

Sale of Art will be split with Artists 50/50

Art Gala & Auction

Friday May 12, 2017, 6:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Paradise Point Resort, Sunset Pavilion, 1404 Vacation Rd, San Diego, CA 92109

Honorary Chair, Aaron Chang  

Fashion Week San Diego to debut an exclusive collection made from recycled trash to help tell the impact of our programs

Menu designed by Executive Chef JoJo Ruiz of  Lionfish

California Coastal themed food stations

Music by DJ Hevrock

Silent (mobile) Auction:  Art, Fashion, Music, Food,  Drink, Sports, Entertainment, Garden, Travel, Wellness & Beauty

Live Auction & Paddle Raise

Sale of Art will be split with Artists 50/50

Dress Code: Casual Chic

Tickets: $100/ticket by April 21, or $125/ticket as of April 22.

Surfrider Members can use discount code MEMBER2017 to receive $25 off the price of a ticket.

We are committed to making the Art Gala & Auction a zero-waste event