Guy Kawasaki, Marketing Guru, Author,
and Venture Capitalist Joins Summit Lineup.

With just over a month until the hotly anticipated Surf Park Summit 2020, the lineup of speakers and panelists continues its stratospheric trajectory. Guy Kawasaki, the man responsible for marketing Apple Computers to the world in 1984, author of 15 books, former special advisor to Google, social media influencer with 5 million followers, and venture capitalist who fell in love with surfing at the age of 50 has joined the Summit lineup. Guy will share his insights into surf park evangelism.

5 World Champions & Founders of Pro Surfing Added.
Summit Partners With Rob Machado Foundation.

Five world surfing champions have joined the list of speakers: PT Townend (1976), Shaun Tomson (1977), Fred Hemmings (1968), Debbie Beacham (1982), CJ Hobgood (2001) and 1976 runner up and founder of the Association of Surfing Professionals, Ian Cairns. Randy Rarick and Patti Paniccia, who co-founded the first pro world tour (IPS) with Fred Hemmings are also participating along with Pipeline Master, surf culture legend, and surfboard designer Rob Machado. Surf Park Summit 2020 is proud to be partnering with Rob’s Foundation to further its mission to educate and empower young people to make sustainable choices.


Previous Surf Park Summit invitees and attendees do not need to request an invitation, you can proceed directly to Standard Registration or VIP Registration.

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Full Schedule of Speakers and Panels to be Released Next Week

Confirmed Speakers and Panelists

Fernando Aguerre, International Surfing Association, President

Debbie Beacham, 1982 World Surfing Champion

Anthony Brown, Ocean Sports Development, Founder and Chairman

Glenn Brummage, Surfing Heritage and Culture Center, President

Ian Cairns, Surf Legend, first Director of the Association of Surfing Professionals

Ian Calderon, California State Assembly District 57, Majority Leader

Aaron Carrera, Stab Magazine, VP Partnerships

Allen Clawson, Cloward H2O, Principal

Chris Cote, Host & Producer, WSL Surf Breaks

Greg Cruse, USA Surfing, CEO

Mike Culpepper, Venture Realty Group & Atlantic Park, Managing Member

Wayne Dart, Surf Lakes, Media Director

Tony Finn, BSR Surf Resort, UNIT Surf Pools & Co-Founder of Liquid Force

Nick Franklin, KS Wave Co, President

Fred Hemmings, 1968 World Surfing Champion, Founder of Professional Surfing

Ru Hill, Surf Simply, Founder & Owner

Nick Hounsfield, The Wave, Bristol, Founder

Guy Kawasaki, Marketing Expert, Author, Silicon Valley Venture Capitalist

Jim Kempton, California Surf Museum, President

Carl Kish, STOKE, Co-Founder and CEO

Dave Likins, Beach Street Development & DSRT Surf, Partner

Andrew Limbocker, EPR Properties, VP Recreation Investment Group

Tom Lochtefeld, Surf Loch, Founder & CEO

Wes Long, Starguard Elite, President

Mike Lopez, American Wave Machines, Senior Vice President

John Luff, Surf Park Summit Co-Founder, Surf Park Central Founder, Beach Street Development & DSRT Surf, Partner

Rob Machado, Pipeline Masters Champion, Environmental Activist, Surfboard Designer, Rob Machado Foundation

Sunshine Makarow, Surf Life for Women Magazine, Founder, AkuShaper, CEO

Cheyne Magnusson, Palm Springs Surf Club, Partner & Former GM at BSR Surf Resort

Ross McCarthy, AirWave, Founder

Shaw Mead (Managing Director) & Ed Atkin (Director), eCoast

Tasha Mentasti, Surf Therapist, Co-Founder SurfX

Chad Nelson, CEO Surfrider Foundation

Fernando Odriozola, Wavegarden, Co-Founder & Chief Commercial Officer

Wayne Olson, City of Palm Desert, Senior Development Analyst

Reece Pacheco, WSL, VP Ocean Responsibility, ED WSL PURE

Patti Paniccia, Surfing Legend, Former Pro Surfer, Founder of Professional Surfing Tour (IPS)

Dev Pathik, Sports Facilities Advisory, Founder & CEO

Jess Ponting, Center for Surf Research, Director; Surf Park Summit & STOKE, Co-Founder

Kris Primacio, International Surf Therapy Organization, ED

Dave Prodan, World Surf League, SVP Global Brand Identity

Todd Prodanovitch, SURFER Magazine, Editor

Randy Rarick, Professional World Surfing Tour (IPS), Co-Founder

Andrew Ross, URBNSURF Australia, Founder & Executive Director

Doug Sheres, DSRT Surf & Beach Street Development, Partner

Sebastian Smith, STORE Capital, Managing Director

Shelby Stanger, Wild Ideas Worth Living Podcast Creator and Host

Sean Swentek, A Walk on Water Surf Therapy, Executive Director

Mark ‘Skip’ Taylor, Surf Park Management, Co-Founder

Cate Thero, Surf Park Management, Co-Founder

Izzy Tihanyi, Surf Diva Inc, CEO / Founder

Shaun Tomson, 1977 World Surfing Champion, Entrepreneur, Author, Speaker

Peter ‘PT’ Townend, 1976 World Surfing Champion, Surfing Legend

Aaron Trevis, Surf Lakes, Founder & CEO

Greg Webber, Webber Wave Pools, Founder

Ron Williams, City of Virginia Beach, Deputy City manager

Sean Young, Wavegarden, Head of Development Projects


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