ALOHA! As you may know, we just wrapped up our 11th Annual Bro-Am in Encinitas, CA.  It was a blast and we’re so incredibly happy with this year’s turn out.  It was our biggest and best year yet, with over 15,000 beach day attendees,the Bro-Am Soiree, Beach Day Raffle, and our first ever Bro-Am Restaurant Week.   Thanks to everyone who came out and showed your support.

Here’s a few highlights:

  • Our auction featured the Bro-Am’s first ever online bidding platform for fans around the world
  • Surf legend Rob Machado hosted his Bro Junior surf competition for the fourth year in a row
  • Single-use plastic water bottles were a NO GO; attendees could fill up at free H2O stations
  • We again featured solar-powered sound and staging.
  • The Rob Machado Foundation once again teamed up with the Solana Center to have a team of surfers and environmentalists managing waste at Bro-Am. The Green Team added composting efforts to this year’s plan, and collected nearly 3,000 lbs of waste, recycled over 1,600 lbs, composted 785 lbs of food waste, and diverted 83% of total waste from the landfill!
  • Live performances from our friends NEEDTOBREATHE, Drew Holcomb, Colony House, and Brynn Elliott were incredible
  • Local restaurants and vendors supplied attendees with good times and good food
  • ViaSat, along with partners, TourGigs and Blackmagic Designs, live streamed the Bro-Am event on the Web, allowing viewers around the world to tune-in and catch the action. Local Carlsbad High School TV students provided technical, production and on-air talent assistance, bringing yet another local tie to the program.
  • YOUR efforts and the efforts of many more generous people helped raise funds for 6 San Diego charities!


A big thank you to our sponsors Hurley and iHeart Media San Diego for helping us make Bro-Am 2015 such a huge success.

We are truly in awe of this year’s event.  It’s always great to see our fans and supporters come out and have a good time at the Bro-Am while giving back to the San Diego community.  Thanks a bunch you guys!


Bro-Am 2016: Saturday, July 9th