Rob Machado And Friends To Host Benefit Concert

SAN DIEGO, CA — On September 26, 2004, 540 Productions in association with Got It Productions will present a Surf Concert with a Message at the Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach, CA. All net proceeds will benefit the Rob Machado Foundation, the Life Rolls On (LRO) Foundation and the Surfrider Foundation1s San Diego Chapter. The benefit concert will feature local artists: Hunter Harvey and White Buffalo. In addition, the Surfaris, famous for songs that epitomized surfing – Point Panic, Mizerlou and Wipe Out – will perform. The Rob Machado Foundation was created to develop funding for music education programs in the local San Diego community in partnership with VH11s Save The Music Foundation.

Tickets for the Belly Up Show are $15.00 available at the Belly Up Box Office by calling (858) 481-8140. Or may be purchased on line at www.bellyup.com and at the LRO and Surfrider Foundation booths at the 9th Annual Rob Machado Surf Classic taking place Saturday and Sunday, September 25th & 26th at Cardiff Reef State Beach in Cardiff-by-the-Sea. The doors open at The Belly Up at 6:00pm after the day1s events at Cardiff Reef State Park have concluded. A special silent auction for surf boards and equipment will be held during the show at the Belly Up, along with a raffle of clothing, gift certificates, prizes, and other contributions from the local merchants of Encinitas, Cardiff and Solana Beach. For more information please go to the following links for more information.

About the Hansen/Machado Surf Classic & Cardiff Beach Fair

For 8 years the best amateur surfers have competed in a very friendly atmosphere, great waves, and the patented Cardiff sunshine. The beach fair fits right in with the surf event; from the tunes on stage to the art, food, and surf-related goodies. Come walk in the sand, maybe get your feet wet, see a bit of surfing history, and watch Rob Machado, former world runner-up and reigning Pipe Master, and his friends demonstrate their totally awesome surfing. Attracting nearly 300 competitors, this years event is looking into incorporating new divisions with Junior Women Longboard, Hall of Fame, Open Longboard, Menehune, Launch, Air Shows, Open Mens, and High School Scholastic Competitions. For more information please visit our web-site at www.robmachadosurfclassic.com

About the Belly Up Tavern

The internationally acclaimed Belly Up Tavern located in Solana Beach, has had a long history of bringing great live music to the San Diego area. The Belly Up has been voted “San Diego1s Best Live Music Venue” numerous times as well as heralded as one of the hottest clubs on the west coast by Rolling Stone Magazine. Step next door to our sister restaurant the Wild Note Café and you have all you need for a complete night of entertainment, great music, food, dancing, drinking and socializing. Call the Belly Up Box Office at (858) 481-8140 or go to www.bellyup.com

About Life Rolls On

Life Rolls On (LRO) is a non-profit Foundation dedicated to increasing awareness about spinal cord injuries within youth culture via influential action sports athletes. For more information please visit www.liferollson.org

About the Surfrider Foundation

The Surfrider Foundation is a non-profit environmental organization dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of the world’s oceans, waves and beaches for all people, through conservation, activism, research and education. For more information please visit our we-site at www.surfrider.org