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Terry "Tubesteak" Tracy. Photo: Courtesy of Jennifer Tracy
Terry “Tubesteak” Tracy. Photo: Courtesy of Jennifer Tracy

By Andrea Swayne

Terry “Tubesteak” Tracy of San Clemente died in 2012 leaving more than his legacy as a surfing pioneer—his passion for helping children with autism and other special needs has also endured in the form of the annual Big Kahuna Koncert for a Cause.

The third annual benefit concert is set for Saturday, Jan. 30, from 7 p.m. to midnight at OC Tavern, 2369 S. El Camino Real in San Clemente.

The event will feature live music by Common Sense and Missing Persons, DJ Fluffy of Venice, art displayed by Roy Gonzalez, raffles and a silent auction.

Tickets are $25 online at or at the door. OC Tavern will also be donating 20 percent of all food and drink purchases.

Proceeds will benefit some of Tracy’s favorite charities: Surfers Healing, a San Juan Capistrano-based surf camp for kids with autism; Rock the Autism, a San Clemente-based music program for kids with autism; Therasurf, a surf camp in Malibu for all kids with special needs; Red Autismo, an organization providing therapy services for children 2 to 12 with autism spectrum disorders in San Jose Del Cabo, Mexico; Great Opportunities, a San Juan Capistrano program helping disadvantaged kids learn about the ocean; and OC Autism, an organization providing information and guidance for individuals with autism and their families in Orange County.

For more information or to donate raffle or silent auction items, call 949.370.1083.

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