It is time for our 13th Annual Gala Fundraiser honoring this year’s CSM Silver Surfer honorees:
Women’s World Surfing Champions Lynne Boyer, Debbie Melville Beacham and Kim Mearig
World Longboarding Champion Joel Tudor
In Memory – Musician, surfboard designer and Boogie Board inventor Tom Morey
In Memory – Masters Division Surfing Champion and iconic surfboard shaper Donald Takayama
The California Surf Museum invites you to attend the 13th Annual Gala Fundraiser as it celebrates its 35th anniversary. Since 1986, CSM has been collecting and preserving the surfing history and artifacts of this popular lifestyle sport and culture as well as producing fascinating exhibits and dynamic educational programs. The funds generated from the Gala help the museum continue these efforts.
The 13th Annual Gala will be held on Saturday, November 6, 2021 from 4-10 pm at the oceanfront Cape Rey Hilton, 1 Ponto Road, Carlsbad, Calif. Just a stone’s throw from the beach, with a spectacular sunset view overlooking the Ponto surf break and the Pacific Ocean.
The evening begins with a 4 pm cocktail hour on the outdoor patio adjacent to our silent auction room with dinner service in the main ballroom following at 7pm. Once meal service is completed, the excitement begins with a live auction of surfboards made specifically for this event. Our evening is then completed with the presentation of the Silver Surfer award to this year’s honorees.
Get Your Gala Tickets Today
Stay at the Cape Rey on Gala night
You can reserve a hotel room and get our group rate for the night of the Gala: check in Saturday, Nov. 6 and check out Sunday, Nov. 7. Rates plus fees, taxes. 14-day cancellation policy.
Click here to go to the Gala group rate at Cape Rey to book your room by Wednesday, Oct. 6.
“CDC COVID-19 guidelines will be followed for the Gala”
A lifetime achievement honor, the “Silver Surfer Award” is presented annually by the California Surf Museum to a surfer who has made significant contributions to the culture and lifestyle of the surfing community and whose life has also inspired others to expand their awareness and continues to set a shining example of a true Silver Surfer. The recipient will be presented with a “Silver Surfer Award” inscribed with their name and year of honor; a perpetual “Silver Surfer Award” with names of the recipients will be housed at the California Surf Museum.
The past recipients of CSM’s Silver Surfer award are notable surfers and contributors to the surfing industry: Lisa Anderson, Tom Curren, Don Hansen, Gary Linden, Linda Benson, Skip Frye, Greg Noll, Nat Young, Joyce Hoffman, Gerry Lopez, Jericho Poppler, Fernando Aguerre, Wayne “Rabbit” Bartholomew, Ian “Kanga” Cairns, Dane Kealoha, Margo Godfrey Oberg, Mark “MR” Richards, Shaun Tomson and Peter “PT” Townend. View the history of the Silver Surfer Award – Click Here
We are asking for donations for our Gala Auction to reach our fundraising goals.
Please consider donating gift certificates, items, experiences or services that highlight your brand. The auction is the evening’s main fundraising effort and has always delighted our guests.