On October 8th and 9th, 2011 at the Sacred Craft Surf Expo in Del Mar, California, the Board Art Benefit event brought together thirteen incredible artists who teamed up to support SurfAid International. Each artist partnered with various shapers to create live art on surfboards as thousands of people watched, resulting in one of the most unique collections of surfboards ever assembled. Once finished, the boards will be auctioned off to raise monies for SurfAid’s life saving programs on the Mentawai and surrounding islands.
Firewire proudly provided boards for Heather Ritts, Norman Daniels and Peter Pierce.
The first showing of the completed collection is scheduled to be held at the Ocean Art Gallery on Cedros Avenue in Solana Beach, CA on January 21st, 2012.
“The Board Art Benefit was designed to bring surfing’s leading artists and shapers together to produce one of the most unique collections of surfboards ever assembled to raise awareness for SurfAid International. Thirteen incredible artists teamed up with shapers of their own choosing at the Sacred Craft Surf Expo in Del Mar on October 8th & 9th, 2011. They proceeded to create live art on the boards for a crowd numbering in the thousands at what may have been the finest live art event the surfing world has ever seen. Each of the boards will be auctioned at a later event with the proceeds benefitting SurfAid International.”