Industry News 4/21/2009

The California Surf Museum Brings a Taste of Oceanside to its Second Annual Gala

The California Surf Museum Brings a Taste of Oceanside to its Second Annual Gala

The 2009 2nd Annual Gala, a fundraiser for the California Surf Museum in Oceanside, CA will be bringing the party to the museum’s brand new location at 312 Pier View Way on May 14, 2009.

The 2nd Annual Gala is presented by the California Surf Museum as one of its biggest fundraising events of the year. This year, the Gala will be boasting an incredible showcase of local fine dining establishments 333 Pacific, Vigilucci’s and Harney Sushi. Fine dining food stations will showcase delicious selections which highlight each restaurant’s menu, providing a real taste of Oceanside and a little something for everyone’s palate.  There will also be a no-host bar presented by the Pier View Pub, including a specialty Gala drink.

The silent auction for this year’s Gala includes limited edition items such as signed surfboards and fine art. Two auction item highlights are a surf clinic from Surf Diva Surf School and a private dinner cooked by KFMB’s own Shawn Styles at his home at WindanSea.
Chris Cote, editor of Transworld Surf Magazine, will be manning the mic on May 14th while Gala guests mix, mingle, eat, and bid.

Guests at the Gala will have an opportunity to view both the museum’s permanent exhibit, “100 Years of Surfing” and its exciting new exhibit, “Sidewalk Surfers,” curated by Dale Smith. While moving between food and bar stations and bidding on auction items, Gala attendees will be able to understand the full scope of the museum’s work in a relaxed party atmosphere.

Tickets are on sale now for the May 14, 2009 2nd Annual Gala at the California Surf Museum. Tickets are available for purchase either online at surfmuseum.org or at the California Surf Museum at 312 Pier View Way. For California Surf Museum members, tickets are only $65 and for non-members, tickets are only $100. If available, tickets at the door will be $125. Tickets are limited and selling fast.

The California Surf Museum serves as an international repository and resource center for the lifestyle sport of surfing through capturing, preserving and chronicling its art, culture and heritage for the education and enjoyment of future generations.

The California Surf Museum is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization located at 312 Pier View Way, Oceanside, CA 92054; phone (760) 721-6876 or email csm@surfmuseum.org. Please visit the website at surfmuseum.org. Open daily 10am-4pm with extended hours Thursdays to 8pm. Admission is free to members, $3 for general admission, $1 for seniors, students and military, and free for children under 12.