The evening will feature legendary publishers and editors sharing stories behind the making of the magazine.
SURFER editors Drew Kampion, Steve Pezman, Jim Kempton, Paul Holmes, Matt Warshaw, Steve Hawk, Evan Slater, Sam George, Chris Mauro, and Joel Patterson will be present to tell their stories and inspirations. Sean McNulty will be on hand to represent his father Patrick McNulty, whose early contributions helped to set the foundation for the magazine. Each decade will be given tribute by legendary surfers such as Skip Frye, Shaun Tomson, and Rob Machado. 50 years of SURFER images arranged by Grant Ellis and JP Van Swae will be shown, along with a video montage of the best of SURFER TV put together by its producer Ira Opper, as well as a special tribute to the legends of the lens Jeff Divine and Art Brewer. The evening will be a gathering of the tribe, a celebration of the magazine, and a reunion of like-minded individuals sharing stories.
The night begins at the California Surf Museum, 312 Pier View Way, Oceanside, 6:00 pm for an exclusive VIP reception, which includes dinner and drinks. A display of all 50 years of SURFER covers and other SURFER memorabilia. Tickets are $75 each and include reserved seating at the Tribute. Space is limited so purchase your tickets today at californiasurffestival.com or surfmuseum.org. For additional ticket information call (760) 721-6876.
The Tribute will be held at 8:00 pm at the Grace Theater, located at 102 North Freeman Street, Oceanside, CA. Tickets for the Tribute only are $35 and also available at californiasurffestival.com or surfmuseum.org. Doors will open at 7:00 pm.
A special after-party immediately following the Tribute, will be held at Harney Sushi, 301 Mission Ave., Oceanside to continue the night with music, laughter and sushi.