Surf events are a lot of fun. You get to see new sights, hear new sounds, and meet new people. But what makes a surf event even more fun is when it’s for a good cause. And if having fun while helping out at the same time is your thing, you’ll love this surf charity event next week. The folks behind Send2Press.com give us the details on this upcoming surfing event.
“On Saturday August 18, 2012 Waverider Auctions will hold one of the largest main land surf charity auction events in history. Charities benefiting from a percentage of the auction fees will be: The International Surf Museum, The Surfrider’s Foundation, Wounded Warriors Project and CHOC Hospitals, according to Seth Schiller, producer of the event.
“Since Southern California was so critical to the birth and explosive growth of America’s surf industry, it’s no surprise it’s also home to some of the most rare and valuable surfboards in the world,” says Schiller.
Surfing is one of the world’s greatest ocean sports. It spread around the world throughout the late 1950’s, 60’s and 70’s. The surf era between the late 1950’s through the late 1970’s represented the fasting growing period in the industry and spawned a number of surf legends that are still well known and respected in the industry today.
Some of these legendary surfboard shapers, surfers, surf shops and private owners are offering their rare, private collections to be auctioned off for this historic surf charity auction event, “The 2012 U.S. Vintage Surf Charity Auction and Ocean Art Sale.”
History will be made on a number of fronts. According to Mr. Schiller they will be auctioning off an original Bob Simmons surfboard. The last Simmons that sold at auction went for $40,000 in 2009. We could get bids in excess of $60,000 for this board, making it one of most expensive and valuable surfboards in the world.
“In order to assure a successful event and raise the most amount of money for charity, we’re inviting every famous, wealthy celebrity and sports figures we know that surfs, including Matthew McConaughey, Adam Sandler, Jeff Bridges, Anthony Keidis, David Beckham, Cheryl Crow, Cameron Diaz, Minnie Driver, Reese Witherspoon, Mine Suvari, Jack Johnson, Ashton Kuthcher, Lindsey Lohan, Helen Hunt, Jennifer Aniston, Lady Gaga, Chris Isaak, Eddie Vedder, Ben Harper, Andrian Greier, Eddie Cibrian and of course Jimmy Buffet and Gerard Butler,” says Schiller.
The live auction will run 5–9 p.m., August 18, 2012. The Ocean Art show, surf rock concert and public viewing of the historic surfboards up for auction will be from Noon to 4 p.m.” Read the original story here.
Mark your calendar for this grand surf charity event next week in Huntington Beach. If you’ve always wanted to have something that once belonged to your favorite surfer, this auction may just be the place to get it! For further details and questions on the surf charity event, click here.