On July 13, the Surfrider Foundation will host its 5th annual One Ocean event in Montauk, New York, to support the protection of clean water and healthy beaches. With the theme, ‘Women Making Waves,’ this year’s high-profile event will honor coastal activist and owner of the Surf Lodge, Jayma Cardoso. Limited tickets are now available for the gourmet seated dinner, or the cocktail hour with live music.
“Surfrider’s One Ocean event brings together leaders from the fashion, surf, finance, business and music industries to support clean water and healthy beaches,” said Surfrider’s CEO, Dr. Chad Nelsen. “This year, we’re excited to celebrate the many visionary and dedicated women – the scientists, attorneys, policy experts, teachers, volunteers and surfers – who are fighting to protect our ocean, waves and beaches. We’re especially pleased to honor Jayma Cardoso, who has made substantial investments to ensure the Surf Lodge reduces plastic pollution and advances clean water.”
A successful creator and owner of prominent businesses in New York, Jayma Cardoso has played a major role in rallying the local community to protect the coasts. After launching the celebrity-infused Surf Lodge in Montauk more than ten years ago, Jayma spearheaded upgrades that will bring cleaner water to one of New York’s most significant coastal areas. In addition, Jayma has demonstrated her commitment to ocean protection with initiatives to eliminate single-use plastic in the Montauk business community.
“I got involved with Surfrider about five years ago at the first One Ocean benefit in Montauk, New York. Before then, I had no idea how bad the water quality was in some of the ponds and lakes in our community. I did some research and decided to help clean up Fort Pond, where my coastal business, the Surf Lodge, is located. I was also moved by Surfrider’s impact. Everything the organization stands for, everything you say you’re going to do, you do it. There is a lot of integrity behind Surfrider.”
Sponsors for this year’s One Ocean event in Montauk include Don Q Rum, Faherty, House Beer, Scott Dunn, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, One Ocean Beauty and Out East Rosé. For more information or to purchase select tickets, visit surfrider.org/one-ocean-event.