2014 Waterman’s Ball

Doug and Hallie Palladini with 2014 SIMA Environmentalist of the Year Ted Danson.

2014 Waterman’s Ball

This year’s honorees…

Tom Carroll – Waterman of the Year

Ted Danson – Environmentalist of the Year

Rusty Preisendorfer – Lifetime Achievement Award

Hobie Alter – Special Recognition Award

The Surf Industry Manufacturers Association (SIMA) celebrated 25 years of uniting the surf industry and protecting the environment by honoring surf legend and two-time world champion Tom Carroll as Waterman of the Year, Golden Globe Award Winner and environmental activist Ted Danson as Environmentalist of the Year, and legendary shaper Rusty Preisendorfer with the Lifetime Achievement Award. A Special Recognition Award was also presented to the family of influential surf industry figure, Hobie Alter, in memory of SIMA's first-ever Waterman of the Year.

The 25th Annual Waterman's Weekend was held August 8-9, 2014, at The Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel, Calif. The weekend started Friday, August 8, at the Monarch Beach Golf Links with the Waterman's Classic Golf Tournament, and concluded on Saturday, August 9, with the Waterman's Ball and Auction. Here are some photos from the event.