At the beginning of 2014, Rotary Club of Huntington Beach set out to do something huge to honor 100 years of surfing in Surf City USA and to help eradicate skin cancer. Backed by local businesses and the local community, they commissioned and paired up noted surfboard shapers and artists to collaborate on 28 one-of-a-kind "Surfboards on Parade." Throughout the year, boards were unveiled and displayed throughout the city in an ongoing exhibition that culminated on October 11 with The NIght of a Million Waves. . Some boards went for less than $400, some upwards of $11,000. Over $100,000 was raised that will be donated to the International Surfing Museum, HB Art Center, Rotary Club of HB, and Hoag Hospital to help fight skin cancer, the most common and one of the most preventable types of cancer in the U.S.
|The Endless Summer board, by artist John Van Hamersveld |
and shaped by Robert August was sold for the most money
during the Surfboards on Parade event.