Hey everyone! Jeanna here, back from a photo sojourn in Africa. It’s good to be back with you all! A very special thanks to Lisa who did such a fabulous job of running LOBH in my absence. Thanks Lis! Now, on with the new updates.
First up, we’ve got another Jon Foreman solo show for you from iTickets! (Thanks Kim!):
It’s been less than a week since the Bro-Am, and we’ve still got lots of cool updates from the events for you.
AspenSpin.com posted an article and photo recap of the events – read the full article by clicking HERE:
The 8th annual Switchfoot Bro-Am set all the records. More people, more money & awareness raised to support STAND UP FOR KIDS, more music, more surfing, more love for community and more fun. Everybody Bro-ed out.
As chronicled the past 2 years on AspenSpin, the Bro-Am is basically the “perfect beach day” at Moonlight Beach in Encinitas. This year’s incarnation might be in the running for Best Day Ever. A picture perfect So. Cal. beach day filled with surf, sun, music and Bros.
D Street, Encinitas. Air Temp: 65 degrees, Water Temp: 65 degrees. Steady winds from the SW with some good swells creating totally surfable waves in the 2-4 ft. range. The surf contest field was composed of world champs and rock stars, and this year was the inaugural Rob Machado Bro Junior, so grommets too. The day included a non-stop array of musical talent on the main stage culminating with a killer set from Jon Foreman and Friends (a.k.a. Switchfoot). All presented by Hurley.
If was Switchfoot all weekend.
Our friend Jordan linked us to her blogs covering the Bro-Am festivities – she’s got some awesome shots! Check ‘em all out right HERE and my favorites below:
Check out these incredible shots by Tiffany D on Tumblr right HERE!:
LiveNaturallyHigh posted some great shots from the beach – check out the set HERE!
Photos from the San Diego Fair by Darren Tung:
The San Diego Fair posted a video recap of Switchfoot’s electric performance at the fair:
RanchoSantaFeReview.com wrote about the auction night soiree:
To kick off to the eighth annual Switchfoot Bro-Am surf contest and concert, a Bro-Am Auction Night Soiree was held June 14 at The Crosby at Rancho Santa Fe.
The evening featured a “taste of San Diego” format, with guests savoring signature dishes from the area’s leading restaurants. Guests also enjoyed an exclusive live performance, entertainment by mentalist Lior Suchard, opportunity drawings, and silent and live auctions featuring Switchfoot’s own Drew Shirley as auctioneer and master of ceremonies.
The event benefits StandUp For Kids, a national nonprofit volunteer outreach organization founded in San Diego dedicated to making a difference in the lives of at-risk, homeless, and street kids.
KPRIFM also wrote about the events:
Saturday June 16th 2012 marked the 8th Annual Switchfoot Bro-Am (Presented by Hurley) held in Moonlight Beach, Encintas. Hundreds of all-ages San Diegans showed up for this free event, which raises money for local chapters of Stand Up For Kids, an organization supporting homeless youths.
It kicked off with surf contests starting at 7 AM, following with many contests throughout the day. Four-person corporate surf teams battled against each other, with the final as Hurley vs. Dragon. Local Carlsbad Dragon team was named the winner.
Rob Machado, a retired surfing icon and Cardiff local, also held the first Rob Machado Bro Jr, open to groms 16 and under. The entry was donating clothes and the top three went home with one of Rob’s very own surfboards. Surf Jousting was also a hilarious and fun event where the surfer was armed with a softtop board, huge Q-tip shaped joust, and ridiculous costumes. Knocking opponents off their board was the way to win and everybody was a winner.
Vendors and sponsors set up booths in a semicircle on the beach, providing free swag, local grub and friendly faces. 7/11 had their slurpee mobile up on a hill, slangin’ free samples of tasty summer flavors (make sure you check out “Watermelon Lime” next time you have a slurpee craving).
Around noon bands started to take the stage, with performances by pro surfer Makua Rothman, Jane Carey Band, Brandon & Leah, Le Blorr, and Dead Feather Moon. The day of fun in the sun culminated in a performance by Jon Foreman & Friends, the lead singer of Switchfoot, who performed all their well-known tracks as the sun began to set. Great entertainment, great cause, great people, great event. See you next year at the 9th annual.
That’s it for now! Be sure to check back later in the week for updates on Switchfoot’s upcoming shows in Germany!