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Surfrider Foundation Fundraiser Party on January 26th

Kona Surf Company and Mudhen Brewing Company are partnering with the Surfrider Foundation South Jersey and throwing a party at our house! By any means necessary, get to Mudhen Brewing Company on January 26th for live bands, new merch, your good friends here at Kona Board House and our friends from the Surfrider Foundation South Jersey. Doors open at 5pm so call all your friends and help us make this a blowout for the ages. There’s a bunch of things we’re doing to make this an awesome event so here’s all the deets.

First, let me tell you a little bit about The South Jersey Surfrider Foundation. This organization is out there protecting our beaches and oceans in every way imaginable. On the shore and in the court rooms, they are fighting the good fight to preserve our coastlines. The Foundation has many active campaigns and programs to protect our oceans that focus on keeping plastics and pesticides out of our oceans. More information about the South Jersey Chapter of The Surfrider Foundation South Jersey can be found on their website, click here.

As you know, the ocean is the playground for the surfer. To quote straight from the Surfrider Foundation South Jersey Mission Statement, “We have an appetite for adventure and we all share a common passion – we love and appreciate our ocean, waves and beaches.” Kona Surf Company feels exactly the same way and we are stoked to celebrate this passion with a wingding of a shindig. Lucky for you, you don’t have to love our beaches and oceans as much as we do to be a member of the Surfrider Foundation. As a bonus for new members there are a few perks that we have up our sleeve for becoming a member at this event.

Kona Surf Company are currently in the process of cranking out a swanky new shirt design for the party. 50% of the proceeds from the sale of this shirt will benefit the Surfrider Foundation South Jersey because we love them. Plus, somebody told me it would be really cool if everybody at the party was wearing the same shirt so we are going to have that shirt available for pre-order. So here’s what you want to do. Preorder that shirt here. It will be available for you when you walk in the door at the Mudhen party. Once everyone has their shirts on, we’ll take a group photo.

Click here to order your Kona X Surfrider Foundation Shirt

Oh… and music. Right? What’s a party without some tunes? Crowd favorites Old Diamond Faces will be in the house to rock your faces. Old Diamond Faces are three bands (Old School, The Cape May Diamonds and Facedown) all rolled into one! They play the songs you love to sing and they will be bringing a variety of musical genres in the form of electric guitars!

Currently there is also an open call for artists. In honor of beer can appreciation day, you can enter the Mudhen Beer Can Art Contest! Win a chance to have your artwork featured on a limited edition Earth Day crowler to be released in April. The winner of the contest will be announced at this event. More information about the contest is available on the Mudhen website. Click here for the contest page.

So there you have it, folks. Good times, good friends, good tunes and good beer to strengthen our local surfing community secretly disguised as creating awareness for our local eco-system. It can’t get much better. Oh wait, did I mention there is no cover charge? Boom. It just did.

Mike Sciarra & His Vision

DSC_0626If you are like me, designs are very important when surfboards and skateboards are involved. Size, rails, thickness, shapes and materials  give you a variety of choices to fit your surfing style, thankfully Mike Sciarra has a gift for designing boards that suit our needs. Since Mike first opened his surf shop in 1969, Mike has concentrated on designs that work ranging from surfboards to apparel.

Kona is looking to the past for inspiration. With the resurgence of apparel, surfboard, and skateboard designs that once stocked the shelves of Kona, are being given a new life and a modern update through Mike Sciarras’ team. By having the most up-to-date equipment and materials Kona is bringing back the past, exciting everyone that has shopped with the company for the past decades. Kona is giving the youths of today the benefit of experiencing the designs that worked for surfers in the 70’s.  The surfing and skateboarding community have always helped out with their feedback. Mike observes,  listens, &  tests.  This is why the Kona brand is popular and lasted so long. Today, Kona surf company does all their design in-house  and is always trying to invent new designs to bring to life. So to get an idea of what Kona Surf Co is about, walk into one of their stores on Rio Grande Ave  and get a vibe for the brand being brought back to life.

The Kona Surf Co strives to live up to this motto. “Taking inspiration from Michael Sciarras’ journey to and from Hawaii the Kona Surf Company is on a mission to build quality products that are designed to help you follow the waves”. They thrive on making your shopping experience a memorable one and to make sure you get the best product that last as long as the stories told around them!

Author’s Note: My life has benefited tremendously from the many years of surfing and hanging out with my surfing friends. It is a positive and spiritual way of life and a good way to have the “natural high”, the waves give when breaking clean and fast. If you have never surfed, visit the Kona Stores and asked for their advice and direction. “Follow the Waves” and come to Wildwood, New jersey and have one of the best experience of your life!


Surfs Up!


Bill Flynn

Author of the book, Surfers Love Story