The California Surf Museum’s

10th Annual Gala

Gala Information

October 28th 2017
4:00P.M. – 11:00P.M.

Cape Rey A Hilton Resort
1 Ponto Drive Carlsbad, CA 92011
(760) 602-0800

Tickets are SOLD OUT

 Silver Surfer Awards

The California Surf Museum is proud to present the 2017 Silver Surfer Award honorees

Gerry Lopez

Award presented by Nat Young and Rob Machado.

  • Pipeline Masters Champion 1972, 1973
  • SIMA Waterman of the Year 1999
  • Yoga Guru, Film Actor, Board-shaper, and Tube-rider Extraordinaire

Jericho Poppler

Award presented by Gregory Harrison.

  • U.S. Surfing Champion 1970
  • ISP (now WSL) World Champion 1976
  • Founder, Women’s International Surfing Association

Fernando Aguerre

Award presented by Paul Naudé.

  • President, International Surfing Association 1994 – Present
  • SIMA Waterman of the Year 2013
  • Proponent of Surfing in the Olympic Games

This evening’s program

Shearwater Ballroom Lobby, Terrace and Lawn


  • Registration and photo opportunity.
  • No host bar (credit card, cash or drink ticket) on outside Terrace.
  • Silent Auction opens in the Shearwater Ballroom Lobby.
  • Live music by Dave Sheils on the Terrace.
  • Live paint by Wade Koniakowsky.


  • Appetizer service begins.


  • Sunset! We certainly hope it is a beautiful one!


  • Silent Auction closes. Check out and pick up of items begins at 8:00 at Registration.
  • Shearwater Ballroom opens.
  • Entertainment by Tower 7 and no host bar service (credit card, cash or drink ticket).


  • Buffet food service begins; listen for your table number as to when to go to the buffet.


  • Welcome and Recognitions: emcee Shea Roney and CSM President Jim Kempton.
  • Live Auction with Chris Cote.
  • Silent Auction pick-up until 10:00 at Registration.


  • Silver Surfer Award presentations to Fernando Aguerre, Jericho Poppler and Gerry Lopez.
  • Food service closes and dessert service begins.
  • At conclusion of presentations, entertainment by Tower 7.


  • The bars close and the evening concludes. Thank you to all and to all a good night!


Gala Menu

Catered by Chandler’s Restaurant

Passed Appetizers during Silent Auction

Vegetarian Egg Roll with Sweet Thai Chile Sauce Vegetarian California Roll with Thai Chili Aioli

Dinner Buffet

Plated Salad Wild Baby Arugula, Tomatoes, Shaved Fennel, Smoked Almonds, Caramelized Shallot Vinaigrette

Artisan Bread Sweet Butter

Apple Cider Glazed Chicken Breast with Caramelized Cipollini Onion

Crab Crusted Sea Bass

Steamed Mussels and Clams

Three Cheese Mac and Cheese Bar with Lobster, Bacon and Chives

Roasted Heirloom Potato in Dijon Butter

Seasonal Farmer’s Market Vegetables

Dessert Buffet

Assorted Cape Rey Signature Mini-Sweets

Freshly Brewed Regular and Decaffeinated Coffee

Iced and Hot Tea