Thank You Thursday | June 19, 2014

Heal the Bay couldn’t have produced last Saturday’s amazing Nick Gabaldon Day without the support, generosity and guidance of a number of co-presenters and community partners. First and foremost, we thank the Black Surfers Collective for providing their inspiring vision and on-the-ground organizing skills in co-producing the event. And if it wasn’t for the Surf Bus Foundation, we wouldn’t have witnessed the birth of the next generation of groms!

We’re also grateful to LA County Supervisors Mark Ridley-Thomas and Zev Yaroslavsky for making the event possible; the Santa Monica Conservancy and the Santa Monica Co-Opportunity for their contributions; and LA County Lifeguards for ensuring the safety of all surfers.

We stayed warm, nourished and expertly outfitted with donations from Clif Bar, the Association of Surfing Professionals and Body Glove.

Thanks to all, and be sure to check out the event’s Facebook photo album here!

Extra special thanks to Main Street Santa Monica and the Main Street Business Improvement Association for donating a portion of proceeds from Summer SOULstice 2014 to Heal the Bay. Be sure to cruise Main Street this Saturday, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m., for sidewalk sales, live music and more!