Surfboard décor is definitely having a moment. The art stand-in is more casual than paintings or prints, and gives off a super cool coastal vibe. No boards have been quite as artistic, though, as the collection currently up for auction on Paddle8, the online auction house. A group of modern artists created custom boards for a benefit auction for Waves for Water, an organisation on the ground in the Philippines mobilizing an urgent clean water disaster relief initiative. Bids are flying fast, and while the starting price is $800, the cost of many boards are already soaring. So raise your paddle high if you're looking to ride the wave of this trend.
MONICA CANILAO Monica Canilao, 2014
MICHAEL TORQUATO DENICOLA Tomahawk Too, 2014
MEL KADEL Mel Kadel Surfboard, 2014
JEREMY FISH Jeremy Fish Surfboard, 2014