Surf Executives Show Wild Style at Waterman’s Ball


As of Friday, August 16, 2013

Some of the surfing business’s top executives gathered at the palatial Ritz Carlton, Laguna Niguel beachside resort, all to raise funds for a host of environmental nonprofits at the SIMA Environment Fund Waterman’s Weekend, which ran Aug. 9–10.

More than $400,000 was raised during a host of activities, ranging from the 13th Annual Waterman’s Classic Golf Tournament to the 24th Annual Waterman’s Ball. While the event was billed as a black-tie gala, the dress code was anything goes. Styles ranged from a mariachi outfit worn by Don Juncal, president of Obey Clothing, to a bespoke suit by Ecuadorian designer Gustavo Moscoso, which was donned by Fernando Aguerre, president of the International Surfing Association and the 2013 "Waterman of the Year." Others went native by wearing collared shirts made by Orange County, Calif.’s surf brands.