The industry turned out for the 2017 Waterman’s Ball Saturday at The Ranch in Laguna Beach.
The event raised money to support 19 ocean environmental organizations and is spearheaded by the SIMA Environmental Fund.
This year’s honorees included Waterman of the Year Bethany Hamilton, Environmentalist of the Year Cyrill Gutsch, and Lifetime Achievement Award Winner Herbie Fletcher.
SIMA also recognized Fernando Aguerre, President of the International Surfing Association, with a special award for his tireless – and successful – quest to get surfing into the Olympics.
We have photos from the evening above in our slide show.