Two Coasts: One Ocean, Inaugural Event to Launch Surfrider’s Vision of 100% Protection of our Coasts

July 10 2015

San Clemente, CA, Friday, July 10, 2015 – The Surfrider Foundation, a non-profit environmental organization dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of the world's ocean, waves and beaches will kick off a national effort to celebrate its network of coastal activists with a fundraising event, Two Coasts: One Ocean, on August 8th at 6:30pm in Montauk, NY.  Montauk is a beachfront town located on the easternmost tip of Long Island, where both social and commercial life revolve around the ocean, making clean water and beaches essential to the community's livelihood. Two Coasts: One Ocean will be co-hosted by actors Caroline Murphy, photographer Bruce Weber, creative director Mikey DeTemple, fashion consultants Julie Gilhart and Valerie Boster, New York hotelier Sean MacPherson, pro surfers Quincy Davis and Balaram Stack, and authors Julia Chaplin and Susan Casey. 

“Montauk is the perfect venue to highlight and celebrate the critical work and success of our chapter network.  Just recently, our chapter stopped the US Army Corps of Engineers from destroying the downtown beach with a 3,000-foot-long by 15-foot-high sandbag wall, “ said Dr. Chad Nelsen, Surfrider CEO. “Our Long Island chapter regularly hosts beach cleanups and maintains an all-volunteer water quality monitoring program, making them indispensable and essential to the safety and health of our coast.”

Two Coasts: One Ocean will be held at a private home with sweeping water views and will feature a world premiere short-film highlighting Surfrider’s work and the need to see its goal of 100% protection of our coasts. Guests will be treated to a “laidback chic” experience with a soundtrack provided by DJ Tennessee Thomas and DJ KK (big wave surfer Keala Kennelly) , sought-after auction items and fresh fare from local purveyors.

Generous sponsorship has been provided by Lisa Pierce Fiedelholtz, Hand Baldachin & Amburgey, LLP, Eric Cole and Anne Templeton. Space is Limited. To purchase tickets and for more information about the event, visit