Shark Attack Sounds parties at Gurney’s this year

Monday, July 7, 2014

Thursday night at Gurney’s Inn in Montauk, the 12th annual Shark Attack Sounds returned to its roots. It was an intimate, under-the-radar party with a close knit group of friends and family.

Shark Attack Sounds was founded in 2002 by photographer Ben Watts. It started as a 4th of July beach bash for friends and has evolved into the hottest, can’t-miss party of the summer; the most talked about in the Hamptons.

Each year, guests are continuously pleased with the food, fun and entertainment that are provided by Shark Attack Sounds. Nothing is better than celebrating freedom with your closest friends and family, with your favorite drink in hand and getting down to your favorite tunes.

Watts got together with Milk Studios’ co-founder Mazdack Rassi to start this party-perfect tradition. Milk is one of Shark Attack Sounds sponsors. Other sponsors are AEG Live, Montauk Yacht Club Resort & Marina, Sennheiser, Uber, Absolut, WineAwesomeness (the official pink drink of Shark Attack Sounds) and Dicks Cottons sunglasses.

All of Rassi and Watts’s friends showed their faces at this year’s bash. Some of these included Julia Restoin Roitfeld, Jenne Lombardo, Eli Reed, Athena Calderone, AurĂ©lie Claudel and Brandee Brown.

Theophilus London, DJ Chelsea Leyland, Kieron Taylor and Dangerous Dan dropped the beats at this year’s celebration. When the rain took over, guests vacated to Surf Lodge. Rain or shine though, like every year it was a huge success. Also this year, Solid & Striped served as a sponsor.

Photos by BFA.


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