Surfers United Recovery Foundation (S.U.R.F.) to Hold “Live- Clean/Surf-Clean” Benefit August 26th in Venice, CA

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The surf industry will come together for one evening to benefit the newly launched non-profit, S.U.R.F -- surfers helping surfers and surf industry employees achieve and sustain recovery from alcoholism and/or drug addiction.

S.U.R.F., a non-profit organization created to develop resources and assist surfers and people within the surf industry living with addiction and drug/alcohol dependency issues to attain and sustain recovery, will host its first benefit for startup costs and to attain 501C status. The benefit will be held at Epoxybox in Venice, CA, (located at 602 Venice Blvd.) on August 26, 2006 from 7 p.m.- Midnight. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25.00 at the door.

The evening will feature musical performances by the critically acclaimed West Indian Girl and well-known local vocalist Shayne Blue. Surf and fashion photographer Jason Reposar will exhibit outstanding portraits of the worlds most famous surfers from his forthcoming book "The Tride," to be released by Metal-Storm in late 2006. Alongside Repsosar, local surf photographers Aliza Almarez, Francis Breidenbach, Jay Blodgett, Rocki Pederson as well as surf world icons Chris and Grant Rohloff will exhibit and sell original prints with profits benefiting S.U.R.F. "Destination Point," a film by Josh Pomer, and "Islands in the Stream," a film by T.J. Barrack and Wes Brown, will also be presented.

A raffle will be held including a Guy Okazaki surfboard, a free week in Costa Rica at the Playa Grande Surf Camp, surf lessons, surf DVDs and an auction for a Donavon Frankenreiter signed Fender guitar. Confirmed sponsors include: Dakine, Guy Okazaki Surfboards, Playa Grande Surf Camp, Metal-Storm Entertainment, Fender Guitar, Rocker Board Shop, Chocolate Sun, Karl Strauss, The Icon, Hint Water, Slam310.TV, Izze Sodas, Swellmagnet.com, KK Media and Monterey Media.

For ticket information and purchase, please visit http://www.surfrecovery.org. Tickets can also be purchased at Rocker Board Shop in Mar Vista and Islands Surf Shop in Santa Monica.

About S.U.R.F.

S.U.R.F. (Surfers United Recovery Foundation) has been created to promote community awareness and offer solutions to assist surfers and surf industry employees gain freedom from alcohol and drug addiction. The foundation is dedicated to finding the best recovery solutions and offering funding resources and support to those who wish to recover from the disease of addiction. The vision of S.U.R.F. is grounded in the belief that surfers who have recovered can help other surfers struggling with addiction problems and its mission is to develop affiliations within both the surf and recovery communities to best assist those individuals seeking recovery.

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