Surfrider Celebrates the Season

Surfrider’s Holiday Party – Good Cheer…and Beer!


Written by SurfWriter Girls Sunny Magdaug and Patti Kishel

The mood at Brewbakers craft brewery and restaurant/bakery in Huntington Beach was warm and festive during the annual Surfrider Foundation’s Tri-Chapter Holiday Party Saturday, December 6th.



SurfWriter Girls Sunny Magdaug and Patti Kishel were excited to see Surfrider members and guests from the Huntington/Seal Beach, Long Beach, and Newport Beach chapters.






Brewbakers owner and Surfrider member Manuel Florence made sure that everyone tasted the craft beers and sodas that his brewery is known for.



The Coffman family – Jeff, Sherrie, Will and Charlie – zeroed in on the root beer and cream soda.


DSC04533Darryl Ferguson and Halie Schmidt liked the pumpkin beer.

So did Mike Balchin, Seth Matson, Pam Conti, Shane Coons, and the rest of the Surfrider crew.





There were bratwurst sandwiches and pizzas, too…




freshly made in the kitchen.


Greg Kishel tried both and declared them a hit.

Now that the year is almost over everyone was talking about 2015 and the new surfing spots they want to explore and ways to protect the ocean and beach environment we all love.

DSC04920Tony Soriano and Sona Coffee, the Environmental Programs Manager for Manhattan Beach, said there’s much work still to do.


With holiday shopping on people’s minds, we all agreed that a Surfrider membership would be just the gift for the people on our lists.

It’s easy to wrap and is a gift that gives all year. What could be better than that?

In keeping with the holiday spirit shared at Brewbakers, SurfWriter Girls Sunny and Patti wish you this Irish toast:


A Merry Christmas

And a Happy New Year,

A pocket full of money

And a cellar full of beer!


Surf’n Beach Scene Magazine

SurfWriter Girls

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