SurfAid is incredibly grateful for the contribution of shapers and artists for Board Art Benefit San Francisco.
The San Francisco edition of the Board Art Benefit saw a large turnout on Saturday, June 9th at the Driftwood Salon. The gallery showcase gave the over 300 people in attendance another opportunity to view boards remaining from the first installment, and a first view of the beautiful new boards added to the surfboard artwork quiver.
Twenty one new boards were added to original artwork boards from the first showcase in Solana Beach. Many of these new boards were created by local San Francisco-area shapers and artists, adding a Bay Area flare to the original mostly Southern Californian lineup.
In addition to an evening of artwork, guests at the San Francisco showing enjoyed several refreshingly tasty choices of complimentary Kona beers, and were able to purchase an assortment of delicious Filipino choices from the HapaSF food truck. Humboldt County band Likwefi provided a funky fusion of musical stylings that created a perfect showcase atmosphere.
Raffle prizes were drawn and several guests were delighted to win pairs of Spy Optics Sunglasses and Skullcandy headphones. The grand prizewinner, however, was able to take home an original artwork surfboard by artist Peter Pierce. Pierce’s “Grom Board” was appropriately won by Harry Williams. Williams’ son, Kai, was “really stoked” to receive the Firewire board from his dad the following morning.