Catch a wave with the Beach Boys

If you are attending the Beach Boys first-ever Kauai concert Sept. 2, at the Kauai Marriott, you will also have an opportunity to support the Kauai Lifeguard Association 4th Wave Ocean Safety Campaign.

Two live auctions will benefit the KLA and County’s Ocean Safety Bureau to implement three roving patrol units that will roam Kauai’s unguarded beaches. Unguarded beaches are where more than 80 percent of Kauai’s drowning and rescues occur, according to a press release.

The live auctions include a specially shaped Dick Brewer surfboard custom glassed and finished by John Delaney. The board will be autographed that evening by the Beach Boys. Kauai Music and Sound has also donated a Canadian made Art and Lutherie guitar, that will be autographed and auctioned off that evening.

Starting in 1961 the Beach Boys debuted their first hit song, “Surfin.” They went on to sell more than 100 million records. They are in the Rock N Roll Hall of fame. And in 1966 their album Pet Sounds unseated the Beatles three year dominance of #1 selling records, returning such recognition to the shores of the United States.

Coincidentally in 1961, Dick Brewer opened Hawaii’s first surf shop on Oahu’s North Shore. Dick Brewer went on to be recognized as the most influential surfboard shaper in the world. He is featured in the highly respected Surfing Walk of Fame, and continues to design and influence a variety of long and short boards, tow in models, big wave high performance models and collectors items.

Little did Brewer or the Beach Boys realize that 55 years into their most successful careers, their paths would cross on stage on Kauai to Help Save Lives along our shore. This concert and auction with Mayor Bernard Carvalho, Jr., Kalani Vierra and Dickie Chang will do just that.

General admission tickets to the Beach Boys concert are priced at $65 and $89 with a limited number of Golden Circle tickets at $125 each. They go on sale Friday at Big Kmart, Pono Market, Kauai Music and Sound, Hanalei Surf, Progressive Expressions, and online viaticketweb.com.

The Fourth Wave Celebration to benefit KLA is set for Oct. 22 at the Kauai Marriott Resort. It will entertainment, dinner, prizes, awards and auctions.

A few tables are still available to attend the event.

Info: Andy Melamed, (808) 482-0218 or at AndyMelamed946@gmail.com

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