Swell Coffee co-hosts benefit movie night Aug. 12

Flower Hill Promenade’s Swell Coffee Co. is teaming up with Surf Rider Pizza to host a movie night for a cause on Friday, Aug. 12 at Bird’s Surf Shed in Linda Vista ( One-hundred percent of proceeds collected from the event will benefit Boys to Men Mentoring, an organization dedicated to supporting young, often fatherless boys on their journey to manhood, and its largest fundraiser of the year, the 100 Wave Challenge.

“The surfing mentality has always been to leave everything better than you found it – whether it’s the ocean, the environment or in this case, the next generation,” said John Vallas, founder of Swell Coffee Co. “Partnering with Bird’s Surf Shed and Surf Rider Pizza came naturally because we share this common value. Together, we hope to make it effortless and enjoyable to support an important cause.”

At 6:30 p.m., the surfboard-shop-turned-theater will screen the film“Chasing Mavericks,” while guests socialize and enjoy specialty coffee drinks provided by Swell Coffee Co. and movie munchies courtesy of Surf Rider Pizza. One lucky raffle winner will leave the movie night with a new surfboard hand-shaped at The Boardroom Show in Del Mar, donated by friends at Revchem.

Guests are also encouraged to sign up to paddle out for the Boys to Men Mentoring 100 Wave Challenge on Sept. 17.

A link to purchase tickets can be found at