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Every year, Surfrider hosts fundraising events in support of our mission to protect the world's ocean, waves and beaches for all people. Surfrider’s One Ocean Gala will take place on August 5, 2023 at The Crow's Nest in Montauk, NY, a beautiful property with views of Lake Montauk. The event rallies one of our largest and most dedicated communities to celebrate coastal victories and raise critical funds to support the hard work of our coastal defenders. Most importantly, our events are the place where we continue to cultivate the friendships and vibrant networks of people who form the core of our grassroots organization. 

Event guests will enjoy beautiful views, craft cocktails, silent and live auctions, live music by slenderbodies, and an incredible seated dinner prepared by The Crow's Nest's renowned culinary team. Back again, this year's event will also feature an incredible art auction -- 30 selected works curated by Charles Adler

We will be honoring Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson, a marine biologist, policy expert, writer, and Brooklyn native. She is co-founder of the non-profit think tank Urban Ocean Lab, co-founder of the climate initiative The All We Can Save Project, and co-creator of the podcast How to Save a Planet. You’ll find her at the nexus of science, policy, and communication, focused on climate solutions.

Surfrider’s One Ocean events raise awareness and critical funds to support the organization’s mission-driven work and dedicated nationwide network of passionate activists. Our event brings together 300+ supporters, along with celebrities, media, and cultural icons from across the country who all share a passion for protecting the place we love -- our ocean.

Sponsors for this year’s One Ocean event in Montauk include Patagonia, LaCroix, Dip, and Salt + Snow. To become a sponsor or to purchase limited tickets, visit


About the Surfrider Foundation:

The Surfrider Foundation is a nonprofit grassroots organization dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of our world’s ocean, waves and beaches for all people through a powerful activist network. Founded in 1984 by a handful of visionary surfers in Malibu, California, the Surfrider Foundation now maintains over one million supporters, activists and members, with more than 200 volunteer-led chapters and student clubs in the U.S., and more than 800 victories protecting our coasts. Learn more at