San Diego County Chapter

19th Annual Art Gala & Auction

Update, April 10 2020 –  Due to concerns around the coronavirus, our chapter has decided to reschedule our 2020 Gala from June 19 to Friday, November 6. It is our sincere hope that by November, the pandemic will be over and our community will be able to gather again. If, for any reason, we are forced to postpone or cancel in November, all ticket purchases will be promptly refunded. In the meantime, please stay safe and rest assured that Surfrider SD remains vigilant in the protection of San Diego County’s 72 miles of coastline. 

a benefit for clean water and healthy beaches

Friday, November 6 2020

Silent Auction | Dinner & Drinks | Entertainment

Surfrider Foundation is a community of everyday people who passionately protect our playground – the ocean, waves and beaches – for all to enjoy.

Our Annual Art Gala & Auction brings together our beloved community of coastal defenders, supporters and members. This annual event raises funds for our critical programs and policy work that address clean water, beach access, coastal preservation, ocean protection, and plastic pollution. Our goal is to raise over $50,000 while providing our community with an unforgettable evening! 

Get your $65 Early Bird tickets NOW before the price increases in September!

After the resounding success of our 2019 Gala, we’re pleased to announce that we will hold this year’s event at the same venue: the  Seaside Room at the Marina Village Conference Center on Mission Bay.

Our volunteers are currently working hard to gather generous donations from the local artist and business community. Rest assured that our silent auction will feature something for everyone!  

Donate to Our Silent Auction

Since the Surfrider Art Gala’s inception, we have relied on donations from supportive local artists to raise funds for our mission. If you would like information on donating art or a “non-art” item, service or experience for our silent auction, please email our Procurement Lead, Sunshine Johnson, at sunshine@surfridersd.org. Or, to submit, just click below! 

Become a Sponsor

As a sponsor or underwriter of our Gala, you directly increase our ability to raise crucial funds for our mission. You also gain exposure for your company and the ability to connect with the Surfrider community. If you would like more information on sponsoring or underwriting the Gala, please check out our Sponsorship Packet by clicking below! 

Thank you to our awesome community of volunteers, donors, members and sponsors! It is because of you that this event – and all of our important work to protect San Diego County’s ocean, waves and beaches – is possible! We can’t wait to see you on November 6!