International Surfing Day Celebration


In celebration of International Surfing Day (ISD) on June 20th, the Surfrider Foundation’s Hawaii Chapters and Kona Brewing Company are proud to present the Summer Concert Tour with the Throwdowns. Set to hit Oahu, Maui, Kauai & the Big Island, the tour will raise funds and recruit new members for Surfrider’s chapters. The four concerts will also raise awareness of issues like water quality, beach access, coastal preservation and plastic marine debris.

Headlining each event will be Maui’s 2010 double Na Hoku-nominated stadium pop outfit The Throwdowns. Known for their high octane live performances, catchy songs and a modern radio sound with an island twist, The Throwdowns are not to be missed. Each show on the tour will be an All Ages Event, with the exception of Kauai. Join us as we work together to have fun and protect the waters that bring us so much joy everyday!

Below are the Tour Dates and Venues:

Friday, June 18th: The Mixx, Kona, BIG ISLAND (with special guests)

Saturday, June 19th: The Fresh Cafe, Honolulu, OAHU (with the Deadbeats & Analogic)

Friday, June 25th: The Lava Lounge, Kapa’a, KAUAI (with special guests)

Saturday, June 26th: Mulligan’s on the Blue, Wailea, MAUI (with Moth & Sounds of Addiction)

For The Throwdowns’ bassist Kimo Clark, who serves as Vice Chair of the Maui Chapter, the cause is close to home. “When you grow up on an island,” said Clark “getting involved with a cause like this is kind of a no-brainer.” An avid surfer and musician, Clark saw the opportunity to pair the band with the Surfrider as a means to feed the arts and clean the waters. “We’re stoked to celebrate ISD with The Throwdowns and our Hawaii Chapters,” says Stuart Coleman, Surfrider’s Hawaii Coordinator.

Kona Brewing Company is passionate about giving back to the community and preserving our precious environment. KBC is Hawaii’s largest brewery, with two pubs on Hawaii’s Big Island and Oahu. Both pubs are Certified Green Restaurants® by the Green Restaurant Association, and the brewery makes Hawaii’s first – and only – certified organic beer, Oceanic Organic Saison. Along with Kona Brewing Co., Innov8 Magazine is supporting this unique concert tour. Tickets are for sale at each venue for $10 in advance and $15 at the door.

Becausewesurf supports Surfrider!

The Surfrider Foundation is a non-profit grassroots organization dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of our world’s oceans, waves and beaches. Founded in 1984 by a handful of visionary surfers in Malibu, California, the Surfrider Foundation now maintains over 50,000 members and 90 chapters worldwide. For more information on the Surfrider Foundation, go to and