Surfing celebrities ride for Project SOS: Surf 24

September 20, 2011 | Surfing
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TV and cinema celebrities will meet up for the 4th Annual Project SOS: Surf 24, a celebrity surf marathon held to benefit Santa Monica Baykeeper, Waves for Water, Inside the Outdoors and Tumelo Home.

Shaun Tomson, former world surfing champion and Tanna Frederick, actress and founder of Project SOS: Surf 24, will co-host the annual fund raising event scheduled to October 15th-16th, at Lifeguard Tower 28 in Santa Monica, just south of the Santa Monica Pier.

Celebrity surfers include Sam Trammell (True Blood), Tate Donovan (Damages), John Slattery (Mad Men), Jesse Spencer (House), Richard Burgi (Desperate Housewives), Chad Lowe (24), Gregory Harrison (One Tree Hill), Michael Munoz (Amazing Race), Zoe Bell (Death Proof), Pat Parnell (Fuel TV’s The Daily Habit), Chris Bruno (Dead Zone), Galen Gering (Days of our Lives), David O’Donnell (Air Force One), Peter Brinkerhoff (Daytime Emmy winning director), Preston Davis (Entourage), John Philbin (Point Break) and Kathy Zuckerman (Gidget).

Noted surfers participating include Jon Rose, Mary Osborne, Don Bigelow, Buttons Kaluhiokalani, Erin Edwards, Chuck Patterson, James Pribram, Courtney Conologue, Trae Candy, Jesse Faen, Jessie Timm, Dougie Tanaka Jr., Angie Reno and PT Townend.

There will be 12 teams of 24 participants per team. Each person on a team surfs for 45 minutes. Team members are encouraged to raise $500 per person with 100% of total donations going to charity. Skill level is not a priority. Prizes will be awarded to the individuals and teams who raise the most money.

The event will also feature daytime activities for the whole family including live music, mural painting with Joanne “Art Miles” Tawfilis, guest speakers, yoga and eco-friendly exhibits.