Twenty-six surfboards surfboards are up for auction at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel during the Second Annual Holiday Surfboard Auction – which is part of The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel’s Community Footprints program, created to encourage leadership in volunteerism, fundraising, product donations and mentoring programs at a local level – to benefit Surfers Healing, a surf camp which introduces children with autism and their families to the therapeutic properties of surfing.
Items for auction include signed surfboards and surf memorabilia from such legends as Kelly Slater, Laird Hamilton, Matt Archbold, Makua Rothman, Sunny Garcia, Garrett McNamarra, Dustin Barca, Michael and Dereck Ho, Shane and Gavin Beshen, The Malloy Brothers, Shaun Tomson, Joel Tudor, Nathan Fletcher and Timmy Patterson, as well as celebrities Scott Caan, Benjamin Bratt and Robert Hays, to name just a few. All surf items will be on display from Sunday, November 22 through December 31, 2009 with the bidding closing at noon on December 31, 2009. Items will be available to take home on Friday, January 1, 2010. Additionally, a variety of unique surf items from local collections will be on display.
You can view the boards on The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel Facebook page (Benjamin’s surfboard is here).