Switchfoot Bro-Am returns for sixth year
The Sixth Annual Switchfoot Bro-Am presented by Hurley will feature performances by Timmy Curran, Dynamite Walls, Jon Foreman and Friends, OK Go, Chris Shiflett & The Dead Peasants, The Almost, Kate Voegele and Young the Giant.
The concert/surf contest will take place on June 26 at Moonlight Beach in Encinitas.
The event will benefit San Diego and Oceanside chapters of StandUp For Kids (www.standupforkids.org), a national nonprofit volunteer outreach organization dedicated to making a difference in the lives of at-risk, homeless, and street kids. Funds will be raised at a pre-event auction night set for June 25, as well as from beach vendors, sponsors and an after-party at the Belly Up Tavern. Admission to the beach concert is free to the public.
“The Bro-Am has been my favorite day of the year ever since we started it back in ’05,” said Jon Foreman, Switchfoot’s lead singer. “To see our hometown come together to help out a deserving group of kids is an incredible experience — surfing, music, and the San Diego scene at its best. Last year was our biggest year ever, and we hope to top it again this year.”
The 2009 Bro-Am raised $100,000 and drew a crowd of 7,000. This year’s surf contest participants include riders representing Hurley, Billabong, Surfer Magazine, Jedidiah, Surf Ride, Macbeth, Jet Pilot, AKA, Surf-line.com and SIMR Surfboards as well as professional surfers Rob Machado, Tom Curren and Timmy Curran, and members of Switchfoot.
In addition, there will be a nerf surf jousting exposition between surf contest heats and an expression session.
Clothing brand Hurley will also have its “Phantom Truck” on location, allowing beachgoers to customize board shorts, win prizes, and potentially win an all-expense-paid trip to Indonesia with Rob Machado and the Hurley Team.
The Switchfoot Bro-Am will again work with San Diego-based Sustainable Waves to offer cutting-edge solar-powered sound and staging. Sustainable Waves utilizes the renewable energy sources of the sun to deliver pollution-free concerts.
At night, the festivities move from the beach to The Belly Up Tavern in nearby Solana Beach where Teva and Switchfoot will host an after-party featuring the Bro-Am All-Stars (featuring Switchfoot’s Jon Foreman and Bro-Am performers past and present) plus Silent Comedy and The Howls to raise additional funds for StandUp For Kids.
If you go
Auction Night Soiree
6 p.m. June 25
Private La Jolla Farms Home
Sixth Annual Switchfoot Bro-Am presented by Hurley
7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. June 26
11 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 26
Moonlight Beach in Encinitas
Free — surf contest, concert, beach vendors and more
Hosted by Teva Switchfoot featuring Silent Comedy, The Howls and special guests
The Belly Up Tavern, Solana Beach
$17 advance/$19 at the door; (858) 481-8140,