Waterman's Ball

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Annual black-tie-optional promotional event and fund-raiser, held in Orange County, California, organized and hosted by the Surf Industry Manufacturers Association (SIMA), a 1989-founded industry group. The first Waterman's Ball took place in 1990, at the Newport Beach Marriott, in a banquet room decorated with dozens of hanging papier-ma?che? seahorses, jellyfish, and barracudas. Four hundred peo...

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