This past weekend, Hollywood and surf culture came together for charity for the 4th Annual Project Save Our Surf (PSOS) Surf-A-Thon in Santa Monica, California.
Founded by actress Tanna Frederick (“Just 45 Minutes from Broadway,” “Hollywood Dreams,” “Irene in Time” and the soon to be released “Queen of the Lot”), who is an avid surfer, as well as actress, writer, producer and environmentalist, Project Save Our Surf brings the entertainment and surfing industries together in support of clean oceans.
The event, which was co-hosted by former world champion surfer, environmentalist, actor, and businessman Shaun Tomson, and had Hollywood celebrity surfers like Gregory Harrison (Chandler in “North Shore”), John Slattery (Roger Sterling on “Mad Men), Jesse Spencer (House), Tate Donavan (Tom Shayes on “Damages”), John Philbin (Turtle in “North Shore”) and others participating in two days of surfing and fun beach activities at Tower 28 south of the Santa Monica Pier.
These stars were joined by surfing stars, such as Jon Rose from Waves for Water, longboarder Mary Osborne, James Pribram from the ECO Warrior Project and the crew from the Mauli Ola Foundation.
There were 12 teams of 24 participants per team and each teammate surfed for 45 minutes. Team members were encouraged to raise $500 per person with 100% of total donations going to charity.
The event also featured daytime activities for the whole family including live music, mural painting with Joanne “Art Miles” Tawfilis, guest speakers, yoga and eco-friendly exhibits.
This year’s Project Save Our Surf (PSOS) beneficiaries are Santa Monica Baykeeper, Waves for Water, Inside the Outdoors and Tumelo Home.