Damien Hirst, Tom Sachs, and Other Artists and Designers Customize Boards for the "Surfers Healing" Benefit Auction

The non-profit organization gives kids with special needs the chance to surf with professionals.

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The Surfers Healing Foundation is a non-profit founded by Israel and Danielle Paskowitz that gives kids with special needs the opportunity to experience the joys of surfing to "help foster the understanding and acceptance of autism." The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel Annual Holiday Surfboard Auction raises funds for the organization so that they can continue their programming, and this year a group of contemporary artists, designers, and surfers including Damien Hirst, Ben Eine, Ron English, Robert Williams, Relax, Tom Sachs, Dana Louise Kirkpatrick, and Julian Schnabel have donated unique creations, some of which can be seen below.





The auctions began on Nov. 22 and are scheduled to end on Dec. 31. In addition to the auction and exhibition, a second exhibition of the surfboards opened on Nov. 19 at Patagonia Bowery in New York City in a collection titled "The Bowery Project," which will also be on display until the auctions end on Dec. 31.

Head to the Surfers Healing Foundation's website for more information on how you can support the great organization.

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