Thursday night promises to be an epic one at Huntington Beach High School.
School's out for the summer but students and fans of surfing, along with boosters of the campus's surfing team, will catch a wave into the HBHS auditorium for a star-studded fundraiser to help the team defray costs of an upcoming trip to Australia.
Quiksilver, the Surf City-based apparel company and one of the event's sponsors, will bring in three of its athletes — surfers Dane Reynolds, Balaram Stack and Reef McIntosh — for a Q&A session with TransWorld SURF's Chris Cote, followed by the screening of "No Agenda," a new 35-minute surfing action film, organizers said. The three surfers and Kelly Slater, who also represents the Quiksilver brand, appear in the film.
"For them to come down and help us, it's a joining of the tribes," said Coach Andy Verdone, who has led the high school's surfing program for 25 years. "We're all in it together. We all surf."