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964595_539933842715761_377956493_o Sole East, the premiere resort destination in Montauk is kicking off the summer with a fundraiser to benefit Waves for Water’s Hurricane Sandy Relief Initiative on Saturday, June 1, 2013 from 6PM to 10PM. Family and friends are invited for a casual evening at Sole East that will include a BBQ dinner catered by the Backyard Restaurant. Complimentary beer generously provided by Brooklyn Brewery. Once the sun sets, the lawn area and outdoor screen will take center stage to a selection of surf shorts curated by Brooklyn-based SMASH Productions. Montauk locals Dave and Cindi Ceva, owners of Sole East, welcomed the opportunity to host this fundraiser. “We are thrilled to support the work Waves for Water is doing to help those still affected by Hurricane Sandy,” said Dave. “I cannot think of a better way to begin the season than opening up the Backyard to friends celebrating community and the spirit of surf.” Among the filmmakers participating is professional surfer and filmmaker, Mikey DeTemple. A Long Island native who has spent his summers in Montauk since childhood, DeTemple has been actively involved in support of Hurricane Sandy relief. His upcoming film, “North,” will be previewed in advance of SMASH FEST 1, the surf film & art festival scheduled for July. Additional short films selected for the evening include the work of several premier local surf filmmakers:
  • North Directed by Mikey DeTemple
  • What is New York to You: Travis Beckman Directed by Benjamin Potter, Produced by NYSea
  • Beach 87th St. / Surfing After Sandy Directed by Lukas Huffman
  • The Diamond Light Was in My Eyes Directed by Phillip Mansfield
  • Preview: 100 Miles to the End Directed by John Beattie
Guests will also be treated to a special Do-It-Yourself espadrille art bar, hosted by Soludos. An essential summer staple for the whole family, attendees will have the opportunity to create their own custom espadrille with 100% of voluntary donations going to Waves for Water. Waves for Water, a non-profit organization founded by former professional surfer Jon Rose has been on the ground immediately following Hurricane Sandy supporting individuals and businesses in the surf-based coastal communities hardest hit including the Rockaways, Long Beach and numerous towns along the Jersey shore. “We are grateful to Sole East for the opportunity to raise continued awareness around our Hurricane Sandy Relief Initiative,” Waves for Water founder Jon Rose shared. “There is still so much work to be done in these coastal towns. Events like this provide us with the funding needed to continue our ongoing initiatives and help the many that are still struggling to rebuild their lives.” Purchase Tickets:  All proceeds from ticket sales will benefit Waves for Water’s Hurricane Sandy Relief Initiative.

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