photos by Nathan Benner and Kevin Roche

Music, Surf, & Giving Back

The 14th Annual SWITCHFOOT BRO-AM was another success this year, drawing over 17,000 people to Moonlight Beach and raising more than $250,000 for local youth initiatives. The community celebration event featured surf contests, vendors, and a free concert including performances by SWITCHFOOT, Colony House, Sure Sure, Inspired and the Sleep, and a special appearance by young musicians from VH1 Save the Music Foundation. Since 2005, the event has raised over $1.8 million for local youth programs impacting homeless, at-risk, and disadvantaged kids. This year’s beneficiaries included VH1 Save the Music Foundation, Feeding San Diego, Challenged Athletes Foundation, A Step Beyond, StandUp for Kids, and Rob Machado Foundation. Learn more at