In an effort to raise awareness about the need for clean water, the Surfrider Foundation San Diego County Chapter will be hosting our 17th Annual Paddle For Clean Water Festival at the Ocean Beach Pier on Sunday September 14th 2008 from 9am until 4pm.

The paddle features all sorts of human-powered paddlecraft – surfboards, body boards, kayaks, etc. – in a non-competitive paddle out and around the Ocean Beach Pier to raise awareness to pollution problems along San Diego’s coastline. The Paddle will also include breakfast for all paddlers starting at 9 a.m., and special guest speakers, live music, a huge raffle with a surfboard as the grand prize, a beach cleanup, and a post-event celebration. Surfrider is making every effort to have the event be zero waste from a solar powered sound stage to comprehensive recycling and analyzing what will be used at the event.

Over a thousand beach and ocean lovers took to the waters off Ocean Beach at last year’s San Diego event and the festival will draw thousands more.

There are a couple of sponsorship levels available for this event to help offset our costs and be able to make it a free event while still raising some funds for our local efforts:

Title Sponsor: Includes name association and logo with every Paddle For Clean Water Festival mention on every medium including the main event image, our website, eblasts to 8000+ people, myspace profiles, blogs, press releases, print ads, event post cards, etc. Also includes a free double vendor space (20’x10’) at the festival. Package cost: not available/spoken for, thanks Clif Bar!!

Supporting Sponsor: Includes name listed on the main event image, our website, eblasts to 8000+ people, myspace profiles, blogs, press releases, event postcards, etc. Also includes a free vendor space (10’x10’) at the festival. Package cost: $1,200 (Five available)

Vendor: Includes a 10’x10’ vendor space at the event and mentions on our website and eblasts to 8000+ people. $100 for merchandise vendors, $150 for food vendors.

Sponsorships and vendors are subject to review by our Executive Committee. To become a sponsor or vendor please email scot@stayclassy.org. Surfrider is happy to work with Stay Classy to help run the event this year.

If you have any questions regarding this event or general information regarding the Surfrider Foundation please call our office (858) 792-9940 or email bill@surfriderSD.org. Thank you for your support.