March 15, 2006

Reef Check Featured In MTV’s Kelly Slater Celebrity Surf Invitational

Reef Check Featured In MTV’s Kelly Slater Celebrity Surf Invitational

In February 2006, Reef Check California Director, Craig Shuman, joined a host of Hollywood stars and some of the best surfers in the world at the Kelly Slater Celebrity Surf Invitational in Kona, Hawaii.

This unique event was filmed as an MTV special, and focused on surfing, marine conservation, and fun-in-the-sun for a host of celebrities including Incubus, Jack Osbourne, G-Love, Tony Hawk and Ashlee Simpson.

While in Kona, we established the Kelly Slater Reef Check Survey Site to honor Kelly Slater for his continued support of Reef Check, and presented him with a special award for his dedication to reef conservation worldwide.  Craig and RC Hawaii volunteer Catherine Landa performed the first annual survey of this site to the lovely singing of a pod of humpback whales.

Reef Check thanks Kelly Slater, Quiksilver, Lenore Marusak (RC Board Member) and Terry Hardy for providing us with this wonderful opportunity.

Reef Check’s Craig Shuman Displays the Banner Dedicating the Kelly Slater Survey Site off Kona, Hawaii

Saturday, March 25, 4:30 PM

Sunday, March 26, 1:00 AM
Sunday, March 26, 3:00 PM
Monday, March 27, 12:00 AM

Note: Broadcast times subject to change by MTV. The program may be re-broadcasted
on MTV networks several times in the weeks and months following the premiere weekend.

Check the MTV Website for international air-times and additional broadcasts