By Andrea Swayne
Surfing America, the official governing body for amateur surfing in the U.S., has teamed up with the Laguna College of Art + Design for a presentation titled “Do What You Love for Life” Tuesday, June 19, 7 p.m. at the Krikorian Theater, 641 B Camino de los Mares in San Clemente.
The program will bring together a panel of LCAD design alumni from the premier four-year art and design college, along with influential members of the action sports industry, to discuss education, careers and artistry in action sports. Special guest designers and artists—from brands like Hurley, Surfer Magazine, Billabong and Vans—will provide a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of the industry’s most popular products.
Dana Point resident Pat O’Connell, Surfing Hall of Fame member and Hurley vice president of sports marketing, will also be on the panel. Attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions of the panelists during a live Q&A session.
The event is free and includes a private screening of Surfer Magazine’s movie Hot 100 and Billabong’s film Code Red.
The event is timed to coincide with the Surfing America USA Championships being held June 15 through 23 at the Huntington Beach Pier and San Onofre State Beach, Lower Trestles.
For more information, see www.surfingamerica.org.