We’re getting a John Kelly Award! Surfrider’s most prestigious stewardship honor.

by / Friday, 28 October 2016 / Published in Uncategorized

The Surfrider John Kelly Awards are about as big of an environmental stewardship award as you could get in Hawaii, and we have just been awarded one! We are grateful and humble in accepting this prestigious award, in honor of such an amazing human being. If you do not know who John Kelly was or about the awards ceremony, we included a little information for you below.




John Kelly – Mini-Bio: 

In 1964 John Kelly founded the Save Our Surf (SOS) organization that laid the groundwork for environmental organizations like the Surfrider Foundation. Kelly, for whom the award is named, was the original recipient of the Lifetime Achievement category.For decades, Kelly led many environmental crusades on O‘ahu. The John Kelly Perpetual Trophy is a small koa surfboard, beautifully shaped as a board from the early days of Waikiki. Sadly, John Kelly passed away in 2007, but through this annual event he will be remembered and honored by the Surfrider Foundation .  . . Read More

John Kelly Awards – Saturday Nov 12th 2016:

Surfrider Oahu’s John Kelly Environmental Achievement Awards recognize those who have made the greatest contributions towards protecting or enhancing our coastal community and environment. Join us for a celebration honoring the legacy of John Kelly through appreciation of our community heroes, a gourmet meal from Ke Nui Kitchen, a world class Silent Auction, and amazing beats from local band Good Foot & friends.

The John Kelly Awards are held at beautiful Waimea Valley on Oahu’s North Shore. In honoring the legacy of John Kelly Surfridcr Oahu’s fundraiser and party is a fantastic way to celebrate the volunteers and supporters, the year’s accomplishments, and kick off the Triple Crown season. Buy Tickets

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