Who cares if the weather isn't warm and sunny -- it's a great day for a benefit party on the beach.
Bob Hurley, the founder of the clothing company bearing his name in Costa Mesa, will also serve drinks at A Restaurant, 3334 W. Pacific Coast Highway, Newport Beach, where he's also an investor. Movie director McG, also an investor in the restaurant, is also expected to participate.
"Bob was over there when the earthquake hit," said Barry Pierce, one of the restaurant's investors who is organizing the fundraiser. "It's life-changing when something like that happens."
Pierce said initially he figured it would just be some surfers drinking beers and a few hundred dollars would be collected, but the response he has received has been so fervent he expects lines outside the door.
The fundraiser, which will start at 6 p.m., is pretty simple: Machado and the others will serve the drinks and there will be a big tip jar on the bar for donations, Pierce said.