November 13 2012

As Surfrider Foundation’s highly successful “Treasures for the Coast” online auction nears its end, the organization has announced yet another one-of-a-kind item as the next piece to hit the auction block. 

This latest item will allow the winning bidder to enjoy lunch for five at a top restaurant in either Los Angeles or New York City (buyer's preference) with Daniel Loeb, founder and CEO of Third Point LLC.  Loeb started Third Point - named after Malibu’s famed surf break - in 1995 with $3M in assets.  Loeb’s event-driven approach to investing has generated net annualized returns of 21% since inception and today he manages over $9B in assets for institutional and individual investors.  Loeb is well known for his occasional activist investments, where he demands companies make changes to benefit shareholders.  He is an avid contemporary art collector and a self-described “health nut” who has completed marathons and triathlons, Loeb practices Ashtanga yoga and remains a passionate surfer.  He is devoted to education reform, serving as the Chairman of three Brooklyn charter schools and as a Founder of Students First New York.  Given his keen insights on a wide variety of topics, a lunch with Dan promises to be an interesting and exciting opportunity to break bread with an investing luminary.

This auction will take place exclusively on Charity Buzz and will run for three weeks only beginning at 9AM Eastern on Tuesday, November 13, 2012.  To place a bid on this unique item please visit

All proceeds from the auction will support the Surfrider Foundation’s efforts to protect and preserve the world’s oceans, waves and beaches.