San Diego County Chapter

19th Annual Art Gala & Auction (virtual edition)

a benefit for clean water and healthy beaches

Monday, November 16 - Monday, November 23, 2020

- Online Silent Auction & Prize Drawing -

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 $15,000 while rewarding our donors with incredible local art and prizes!

While we share your disappointment that an in-person event won’t be possible this year, we’re excited to offer a safe, seamless online bidding experience. 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!