Celebrity Surf Invitational
The Celebrity Surf Invitational returns to the Super Girl Surf Pro event on July 28th in Oceanside, California to raise money for several charitable organizations. It will take place between the Semi-finals and Finals of the main surf competition at approximately 2:00pm.
Each celebrity is paired with a top pro surfer as “teammates.” There will be two 20 minute heats with four teams in the water during each heat. The two top teams will have money donated to charity on their behalf.
2019 CELEBRITY SURFERS
James Maslow is an American singer, actor, and songwriter best known as the star of both the top-rated Nickelodeon program Big Time Rush and best-selling music group of the same name. However, these days, Maslow makes headlines around the world for his solo music with recent infectious pop singles like “Love U Sober” and “Delirious” that have received glowing praise from critics and fans alike. Last year, Maslow debuted “All Day” featuring Dominique. The single, which was quickly remixed by dance music legend Benny Benassi, was the follow up to Maslow’s debut solo LP How I Like It and debuted at #36 on the Billboard Top New Artist chart.
Never ceasing to captivate an audience, Maslow is a proud recipient of the prestigious Macy’s iHeartRadio Rising Star Award. The coveted title earned him the opportunity to open the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas as well as KIIS FM’s Jingle Ball in Los Angeles and Z100’s iHeartRadio Jingle Ball in New York City.
A star in every aspect of the word, he continues to capture the attention of the American public and is the current host of the CW’s global talent show The Big Stage with Elizabeth Stanton airing Friday nights at 9pm ET. Maslow was also the last man standing on Season 18 of ABC’s Dancing With The Stars and appeared on the first season of CBS’ Celebrity Big Brother. His versatility has earned him starring roles in the upcoming comedy My Boyfriend’s Meds alongside Jaime Camil, Sandra Echeverria, Jason Alexander, and Brooke Shields, set for release on August 30th, 2019, as well as indie comedy/drama We Need To Talk with Emily Bett Rickards and the upcoming World War II action film, Wolf Hound (release date TBA). Other recent acting credits include the feature films 48 Hours To Live, Bachelor Lions, and It Happened One Valentine’s, Lifetime TV’s Room For Murder and Seeds of Yesterday (the final installment in the hugely successful Flowers In The Attic series), the SONY Crackle original series Sequestered, and a headlining role as Dr. John Watson opposite David Arquette in the international tour of the stage adaptation of Sherlock Holmes.
At only 18 years old Meg Donnelly born in New York City and raised in Peapack, New Jersey is positioned to be a breakout star in the entertainment industry today, quickly becoming known for her impeccable comedic timing on camera, innate abilities as a singer / songwriter and the refreshing, free spirit she brings to every project she is involved with. Donnelly can currently be seen starring on ABC’s hit comedy series “American Housewife.” Where she shines as ‘Taylor’, who was an awkward, homely student and suddenly grew out of her ugly-duckling phase.
Meg released her debut single “SMILE” in June of 2018 which quickly hit #1 on Radio Disney’s TOP 10 Airplay Chart. The music video for the single has almost 2 million views on her YouTube Channel. She followed up her debut single with “Digital Love” which accompanied Radio Disney’s announcement of her being named the newest NBT (Next Big Thing). Past NBT Alums include the likes of Shawn Mendez and Camila Cabello.
Meg’s current single, “With U” features the Multi-Platinum / Award Winning Artist Fetty Wap and is due out May 17th across all download & streaming platforms. Fetty Wap also makes an appearance in the Music Video for “With U”.
Meg is set to perform “With U” live on ABC’s The ARDY’s (Radio Disney Music Awards) with Fetty Wap on June 16th.
Lindsey Jacobellis is a ten-time snowboardcross X Games Gold medalist, who holds the record for the most X Games Gold medals of any female snowboarder in history. She is also a 4-time member of the US Olympic team and an Olympic Silver medalist.
Selema “Sal” Masekela
Selema “Sal” Masekela is a beloved host, commentator, journalist, musician, and producer best known for his work presenting ESPN’s Summer and Winter X Games, which he hosted for 13 years; NBC’s Red Bull Signature Series; his cultural reporting in South Africa during the 2010 FIFA World Cup; hosting E!’s Daily 10; and hosting and executive producing the award-winning TV show VICE World of Sports (2017 Producers Guild of America award winner for “Outstanding Sports Program”). Currently in season two on VICELAND, the show takes viewers around the world to explore each location’s people, politics, and culture through the lens of the one thing that connects them all: sports.
Sal’s creativity and mastery of storytelling extends behind the camera to his production company, UX Entertainment. Based in Los Angeles, UXE specializes in film, commercials, music videos, and animation work. Its award-winning work puts UXE in elite company amongst the boutique production firms in entertainment and sports. The company’s latest project, Let It Play: Hard Lovin’ Woman, a heavy-hitting documentary featuring the never-before-told story of Oscar- nominated actress Juliette Lewis, explores the sacrifices Lewis makes to pursue her first love, music – from putting her acting career on hold and self-financing a music career to assembling her very own rock band, The Licks. The short film, developed in association with Red Bull and directed by actor and director Michael Rapaport, premiered at Tribeca in 2016 and was subsequently launched globally on Red Bull TV.
On the sports front, in 2015, Sal joined the Emmy-award winning investigative series VICE on HBO as a correspondent and executive producer. That year, he also appeared in the remake of the cult classic Point Break. In February 2014, he made his Olympic broadcasting debut from the Winter Olympics in Sochi, reporting features for NBC’s nationally syndicated Olympic Zone. In 2012, Sal helped launch the one-of-a-kind action sports programming block Red Bull Signature Series (RBSS) for NBC Sports and its action sports brand Alli. As the face of RBSS, he navigates viewers through extreme competitions in motorsports, bike, surf, and snow. In addition to RBSS, Sal also produces and develops original content for the multi-platform media company Red Bull Media House.
When he was a teenager, Sal’s unique upbringing brought him to Southern California, where he was first exposed to surfing, snowboarding, and skateboarding. His love for sports, extraordinary athletes, and the culture surrounding them gave Sal the unparalleled perspective he used to become today’s media authority on action sports. His ability to relate to athletes and tell their stories in a humanizing, personal way that resonates with viewers has made him a favorite not only within the action sports community, but with everyone on the receiving end of his remarkable insights.
A New York native, Sal’s flair for entertainment emerged at an early age as he toured the world with his father, South African jazz icon Hugh Masekela. Sal’s first film, Alekesam, premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2012 and chronicles his relationship with his father and their connection through music. Sal’s band, also named Alekesam, has had music featured on Entourage, and the latest single, All Is Forgiven, was featured on the season four premiere of the Showtime hit House of Lies.
Sal’s creative aesthetics also extend into fashion through his clothing company, Art of Craft, which donates a percentage of every sale to charity. Sal is often called upon to apply his captivating hosting style to live events, including YouTube’s Brandcast in New York and Paris, YouTube Live on Stage from the Kennedy Center, and Google’s Zeitgeist.
In addition to his hosting, producing, acting, writing, fashion and voiceover work, Sal offers his name and time to the charity he co-founded, Stoked Mentoring, a nonprofit action sports organization for at-risk youth whose mission is “developing successful teens with opportunity, knowledge, experience, and determination through the use of action sports, mentoring, and coaching.” He also serves on the board of the Tony Hawk Foundation.
Tim Foreman is the bassist and secondary vocalist for the legendary, GRAMMY Award-winning, San Diego-based band, Switchfoot.