Why the 2010 Flame Photography Awards belongs on your US Open social calendar

Today is the last day to register and buy VIP tickets for the 5th Annual Follow the Light Foundation Flame Photography Awards which will be held at the Shorebreak Hotel in Huntington Beach on Tuesday August 3rd. This year will include a “People’s Choice” Award and live raffle.

The awards honor the late Larry “Flame” Moore, the legendary photo editor of Surfing Magazine who mentored hundreds of today’s best shooters.

In an effort to keep Larry’s legacy going his family and friends launched the Follow the Light Foundation which offers grants to young up and coming photographers.

The evening promises to be a very cool one for those who attend as you’ll be rubbing elbows with some of the most influential players in the surfing business.

The show starts at 7:00 pm at the swank Shorebreak Hotel, which is oozing with surf industry hipsters all week.

Prizes include: Channel Islands board signed by Kelly Slater, $500.00 gift certificate from )(urley, $500.00 in gift cards from SWELL, Oakley sunglasses and an Oakley Holeshot watch valued at $550.00

Awards are free to the public, but go to http://www.facebook.com/pages/Follow-the-Light-Foundation-Flame-Grant/128942323802095?ref=ts#!/event.php?eid=119788258066111&index=1 to pre-register

or http://bit.ly/9Ixymi for $20 VIP tix.