07 • 16 • 2019

Celebrating ‘Women Making Waves’ and a successful One Ocean event in Montauk, NY

By Surfrider Foundation

On July 13, the Surfrider Foundation hosted a star-studded, successful One Ocean event in Montauk, New York. Honoring 'Women Making Waves' and Surf Lodge owner, Jayma Cardoso, the One Ocean benefit was the first of two annual bicoastal fundraisers to protect clean water and healthy beaches for the future.

More than 300 guests gathered at the sold-out event in a waterfront setting to raise funds to amplify Surfrider’s work to protect the ocean, waves and beaches. Attendees were invited to bid on specialty items at a silent auction and enjoy a cocktail hour, beautiful set by singer Kate Nauta, gourmet seated dinner, live auction and a lively performance by Wild Belle. Initiative updates were also shared by Surfrider’s CEO, Dr. Chad Nelsen, on the Surfrider network’s scalable impacts in Montauk and across the country. Notable guests included actors Jon Hamm and John Slattery, fashion designer Cynthia Rowley, surfers Kassia Meador and Quincy Davis, actress Sarah Hay, musician Brandon Boyd, artist Tony Caramanico, other leaders from the surf, music and fashion industries.

A highlight of the evening was the presentation of the prestigious 'Women Making Waves' award, designed by Blakeney Sanford, to Jayma Cardoso for her major role in rallying the local community to protect the coasts. After launching the celebrity-infused Surf Lodge in Montauk more than ten years ago, Jayma spearheaded upgrades that will bring cleaner water to one of New York’s most significant coastal areas. In addition, Jayma has demonstrated her commitment to ocean protection with initiatives to eliminate single-use plastic in the Montauk business community. 

Photographers: Madison McGraw/ BFA, Paul Brooke, Drew Maloney 

The Surfrider Foundation extends gratitude to the generous sponsors, in-kind and auction donors, and all guests for supporting the protection of our ocean, waves and beaches for the future. Join us in October for Surfrider's One Ocean in LA (limited tickets available now)!

Thank you to our generous Sponsors:

Out East Rosé

One Ocean Beauty

Scott Dunn

Tito's Vodka


Don Q Rum

House Beer


Thank you to our generous Auction Donors:


Surf Lodge



Puro Surf Hotel and Performance Academy


Chef Chris Richards

Art Brewer

Ben Brough

Jason David

Russ Pope

Julian Summa

Britt Tobia

Julie Goldstein

Alisha Sophia

Thaddeus Strode

Alex Weinstein

Brian Bent

Julie Goldstein




Jimmy Choo

Miansai Cuff

One Ocean Beauty


True Botanicals

Malibu Popoya Surf Resort


Stella McCartney





Beau Lake


Gucci x Melet Mercantile

Jill Platner

Tory Burch

Matt Allen

Craig Barker

Luke Taffe

Josh Conrad

Jason David

Rich Harbour

Mel Kadel

Gabe Sullivan

Britt Tobia

Love Berto

Andrew Holder

Scott Richards

Russell Crotty

Rogan Gregory

Silverella NYC


Thank you to our generous In-Kind Sponsors: 

Out East Rosé

Tito's Vodka

House Beer

Don Q Rum

One Ocean Beauty


La Croix


Montauk Hard Label 

Fort Port Native Plants 

Mahoney Farms 


For more info on Surfrider's annual One Ocean event, or to join us in October in LA, visit! Thanks for helping to protect the ocean, waves and beaches for the future.