The 9th Annual Switchfoot Bro-Am surf contest and concert returns to Moonlight Beach on July 13. The daylong event features a variety of activities including a charity surf contest, a nerf surf jousting exposition between surf contest heats, the Rob Machado Bro Junior and a live concert with Switchfoot on the beach. The evening will round out with the annual Belly Up Tavern After-Party. Additional live performances on the beach as well as the Belly Up lineup will be revealed at a later date.

The Bro-Am weekend kicks off on Friday, July 12, with an auction night event where guests will savor signature dishes from the area’s leading restaurants. The evening will also include a live music performance by Switchfoot, silent and live auctions, opportunity drawings and an exclusive sneak peek of Switchfoot’s debut feature film, Fading West.

An annual event near and dear to Switchfoot’s heart, the Bro-Am was created to give back to the San Diego community while benefiting local children. Since its inception in 2005, the event has raised more than $715,000 for San Diego-based children’s charities.

“The Bro-Am has been the band’s favorite day of the year ever since we started it back in ’05,” noted Switchfoot’s Jon Foreman. “To see our hometown come together to help out a deserving group of kids is an incredible experience – surfing, music and the San Diego scene

at its best.”

More information will be announced as the 9th Annual Switchfoot Bro-Am approaches. To keep up to speed with event details, visit www.switchfoot.com/bro-am