, which has served as the main fundraising source for the SIMA
Environmental Fund since its inception begins today. Waterman’s Weekend is a two-day fundraising event held each August that exclusively benefits the SIMA Environmental Fund. SIMA awards grants to various environmental groups based on their dedication to preserving and protecting the world’s oceans, beaches and waves.
The weekend event begins with the Waterman’s Classic Golf Tournament, featuring a lively day on the links. The Waterman’s Ball and Auction reigns as the main event, which not only allows the surf industry and friends of the environment to raise money for important oceanic causes, but also honor and celebrate those making significant contributions in the industry with the prestigious annual Waterman of the Year, Environmentalist of the Year and Lifetime Achievement awards.
Kevin A. Short
is an American painter, printmaker and surfer, recognized for his modern landscapes of the American Southwest and Pacific Coast and portrayel of the surfing subculture. Two of his surf-inspired paintings (seen below), will go on auction this Saturday, August 11th at the Waterman's Ball, to benefit SIMA.
"Road to Gold" by Kevin A. Short
"Making a Point" by Kevin A. Short.