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PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Monday, July 25, 2016

The 2016 Surf Happens Foundation Coffin Brothers’ Surf Out


The second annual Coffin Brothers’ Surf Out is heading to the sandy shoreline of Ventura Harbor, Ventura on Friday August 5th, 2016. Presented by the Surf Happens Foundation, the Coffin Brothers Surf Out is a U17 Surf Competition and community gathering where nobody loses in the first round. Age divisions include co-ed U8 paddle in and U8 Push in, boys U 10, U12, U14, and U17, along with U17 and U13 girls divisions. After the first round, surfers are separated into two brackets, the main event, and a repercharge division based upon heat placings. There will also be a pro expression session showcasing Conner and Parker Coffin and a host of other professionals pushing the limits of the sport for the next generation.

Free to all competitors; donations to Surf Happens Foundation are encouraged so we can continue to put on these events free of charge. Go to (http://www.surfhappensfoundation.org/grom-surf-league-sign-up/) to register. Registration will be on a first come first served basis, running through July 20. Car-pooling is encouraged. The awards ceremony will feature live music by Conner Coffin and his band, trophies and prize bags for the top six in each division. In addition to the action in the water there will be sponsor beach games and activities including a dance contest, who can get the sandiest, beach slip n slide, and much more.

The event is supported by generous donations by local donors participating sponsors, and the Coffin Brothers. The presenting sponsors are Hurley, Volcom, Channel Islands Surfboards, and young Wise Tails. Other top sponsors include Nixon, Etnies, Oakley, Vonzipper, Future Fins, Monster, Fender, Sexwax, and Surf Happens Surf School. There will be a silent auction, raffle, and prize giveaways from these amazing sponsors and packages available online to bid on starting July 20. Media sponsors include the Santa Barbara Independent and Deep Surf Magazine. Our partnering nonprofit for the event is The Young And The Brave Foundation which focuses on raising funds to support treatment for cancer survivors. Our goal is to help raise awareness for them and host a free surfing clinic for Young and The Brave Foundation participants and their families.

About the Surf Happens Foundation: The Surf Happens Foundation is a registered 501C3 dedicated to sharing the sport and healthy lifestyle of surfing with youths while teaching environmental stewardship and ocean safety.  Administered programs include: surf days and surf camps for children and young adults surviving cancer, surf days for at risk and low income youth, surf camp scholarships, environmental awareness programs promoted through youth surfing contests, and free ocean specific first aid and rescue training.

Through the Coffin Brothers Surf Out we are promoting the Surf Happens foundation High Five program of picking up five pieces of trash every time you go to the beach and five simple solutions to reducing pollution and personal carbon handprint.

Contact

Chris Keet                                                 
Surf Happens / Surf Happens Foundation
805.966.3613 – chris@surfhappens.com
www.surfhappens.com / surfhappensfoundation.org

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