How exciting – Surfrider Oahu has just released Heather Brown’s newest digital edit for the upcoming John Kelly Awards on November 12th in the Waimea Valley!
The John Kelly Environmental Achievement Awards are held each year in honor of Kelly who founded the “Save our Surf foundation” in 1964, going on to inspire the movement of environmental organizations in Hawai’i like the Surfrider Foundation itself. Three awards are given out each year, recognizing a local surf talent, a company and a lifetime achievement that is awarded to those who embody the “spirit, mana and dedication” of John Kelly.
Last year’s local company award was given to our very own Heather Brown who has made it a priority to create a piece, donated by Black Sand Publishing, to the cause every year. This year’s piece is based on the Surfrider’s national company theme of “#LongLivetheBeach” with her own rendition “Long Live Ka’ena Point, Long Live the Laysan Albatross”. The original piece will be the highlight of the silent auction held throughout the festive night.
We are very lucky to collaborate with an environmentally minded artist and a “grass-roots” company like Heather Brown and Surfrider Oahu, and are looking forward to the years to come. If you are looking for more information on the event or simply are interested in donating to Surfrider Oahu’s cause, feel free to visit the event website at www.johnkellyawards.com