SURF MOVIE NIGHT XII highlighted the NYSEA’s new surf thriller “EMPIRE NOW” featuring Long Island’s best surfers shredding waves from NYC to Montauk. Local surfers Kurt Rist, Dylan Stott and NYSEA’s Will Skudin were in attendance at the event. Also featured was Reef’s “DE PASSAGE” and live acoustic groove rock by local surfer musicians and long-time Surfrider supporters JETTYKOON.
The night boasted over $3,000 in raffle prizes donated by a generous and dedicated group of supporters including: CHANNEL ISLANDS SURFBOARDS, MAIN BEACH SURF SHOP, 7S SURFBOARDS, AIR AND SPEED, SUNRISE TO SUNSET, ED GERBINO, MANDELA YOGA, HAMPTONS HEALTH CONCIERGE, PROVISIONS, SHOE INN, SMOKIN WOLF, MERCADO RESTAURANT, CONCA D’ORO, BAGEL BUOY, AMAGANSETT WINES, DOMAINE FRANEY WINES, AMAGANSETT BEACH & BICYCLE, INDIAN WELLS TAVERN, MEETING HOUSE RESTAURANT, AMAGANSETT HARDWARE, LEXINGTON COMPANY, ARTIST HILARY LEFF, JACK ROGERS, SAVE MY BAG, KURT RIST, ANATOMIE, MALOLOCANOESURF, JACK’S, RIP CURL, FLYING POINT SURF SHOP, SOLE EAST, NATURALLY GOOD, JOHN RIST, JETTYKOON, THE MONTAUK BEACH HOUSE.
The chapter extends special thanks to: Will Skudin, Kurt Rist, NYSEA, Reef, Jettykoon (including Thomas Muse, Bill Lucey and Matty Liot), Joe Brondo, John Kowalenko, Vinny McGann, Marilyn Levine, Shelly Bredau and Empire Now’s local surf stars: Kurt Rist, Charlie Weimar, Ryan Saboe, Trip Patterson, Nick and Jesse Joeckel, Leif Engstrom, Zack and Ethan Dayton, Tyler Maguire, Pat Havlik, Austin Eckhart and Travis Beckmann
Surf Movie Night was started by Michael Halsband in 2003 and featured his internationally award-winning “Surf Movie Reels 1-14”.
BLUE WATER TASK FORCE WATER QUALITY MONITORING PROGRAM
Surf Movie Night supports our volunteer-run Blue Water Task Force (BWTF) water testing, education and advocacy program. Our chapter uses this program to alert citizens and officials in their communities about water quality problems and to work toward solutions. The BWTF has demonstrated success by identifying problems with beach and coastal water pollution, raising public awareness of these incidents and working collaboratively with local stakeholders to find and implement pollution solutions.
The Surfrider Foundation Eastern Long Island Chapter relies entirely on volunteers to fulfill its mission of the protection and enjoyment of our local ocean, waves and beaches. Those interested in getting involved in many of our exciting programs and campaigns should contact chapter co-chairs Mike Bottini and Juliana Duryea chair@easternli.