17/08/2010 | by Alex Dick-Read
Heavy celebrity traffic at Huntington. Photos by John Heller
The 3rd annual Project Save Our Surf: SURF 24 took place on June 19th-20th in Huntington Beach, California. Event founder Tanna Frederick along with former world champion surfers Peter ”PT” Townend and Shaun Tomson were on hand all weekend for the 24-hour surfathon which hosted a myriad of celebrity and pro-surfers in an effort to raise money for charities Heal the Bay, Surfrider Foundation and Inside the Outdoors. The event coincided with International Surfing Day, which was established by Surfrider Foundation and Surfing Magazine to promote clean oceans and clean water.
who hit the surf for this 24-hour-event included John Slattery (Mad Men), Chad Lowe (24), Sam Trammell (True Blood), Tate Donovan (Damages), Richard Burgi (Desperate Housewives), Ingo Rademacher (General Hospital), Zoe Bell (Grindhouse), Galen Gering (Days of Our Lives) and others, along with pro-surfers James Pribram, John Philbin, Tom Curren, Buttons Kaluhiokalani, Don Bigelow, Mary Osborne and Matt Beacham. Musical entertainment was provided by a number of bands including ACIDIC, Common Sense and Human Lab. Project Save Our Surf: SURF 24 raised over $50,000 for charity.