IndoSurfLife.com | July 20, 2012 | Uluwatu, Bali: An exclusive auction of one-of-a-kind surfing art and memorabilia will take place at the picturesque Uluwatu Surf Villas on Saturday night, July 21st. All proceeds from the auction will be donated to Eco Surf Rescue Uluwatu (ESRU) to help fund clean-up projects and environmental initiatives at world-famous Uluwatu beach, one of the greatest surf spots in the world.
Among the prized items available for auction will be a Dick Hoole photograph of the Late Michael Peterson signed by the legend himself, and original artworks by American artist Kevin Walsh. Included in the Auction Lot are the two framed artworks pictured here. The first is a hand-drawn nautical style map of the coast and reef at Uluwatu. The second is a view from the shoulder of a perfect Uluwatu wave, surrounded by the iconic sandstone cliffs, Uluwatu temple and the native wildlife that call this special place home. These original artworks are part of a series of illustrations themed around the legendary point of Uluwatu, and will be made into a T-Shirt collection that will help fund the ESRU project as part of Rip Curl’s Artist of the Search programme.
Don’t miss this opportunity to take home an exclusive hand-made piece by one of the surfing world’s most dynamic young artists. Also available for auction on Saturday night will be rare collectable surfboards and historic surfing memorabilia.
Following is the full list of items that will be up for auction:
- Dick Hoole photograph signed by legendary Australian surfer Michael Peterson
- Fully artworked 6’8″ Pintail gun Surfboard by Kevin Walsh
- Artworked shortboards by Kevin Walsh
- 3 x framed Uluwatu themed Artworks by Kevin Walsh
- Owen Wright surfboard
- 2 x framed original pictiures of Rip Curl Cup Padang Padang artwork
- Special edition picture of Andy Irons SURFER MAGAZINE cover, shot by Jason Reposar printed on Aluminium
- Signed print of Mega Semadhi Padang tube – donated by Jason Childs
- 6 nights stay at G-land Surf camp
- 2 nights stay at the Rip Curl Villas in Uluwatu
- 3 nights stay at the Uluwatu Surf Villas
The evening’s program will include the Asia premiere of Taylor Steele’s latest film, “Here & Now,” as well as a series of film shorts from this year’s Ombak Bali Film Festival. Come join surfing luminaries and the surfers in this year’s Rip Curl Cup Padang Padang Invitational as they gather for what will undoubtedly be the highlight of the opening week of the Rip Curl Cup waiting period. The evening will feature live music, DJ’s, catered food, and full bar service.
Admission is IDR 150,000 and includes dinner. The festivities will begin at 5 PM. All proceeds from the event will benefit Eco Surf Rescue Uluwatu (ESRU), the environmental organization creating sustainable waste management solutions for Uluwatu beach.
Watch the official trailer of “Here & Now”, below:
About Eco Surf Rescue Uluwatu
Started by a group of expat surfers in Bali, ESRU was formed when NGOs GUS Foundation and ROLE Foundation teamed up with the surf industry, local businesses and residents to address the pollution problems at Uluwatu. The ESRU mission is to work with locals to provide solid and liquid waste infrastructure that keeps Uluwatu clean and beautiful. We hope the world-famous surf break will one day become a pristine and healthy World Surf Heritage Area for the benefit of the Uluwatu community and future generations.
Right now ESRU is working to keep the newly installed solid waste and recycling system running. Next, ESRU will install a professionally designed and environmentally friendly liquid waste system to finally solve the problem of leaking sewage and kitchen waste water.
To learn more about ESRU or to make a donation, check out: www.ecosurfrescue.moonfruit.com.
About Kevin Walsh & Artist Of The Search
Based in the iconic California surf town of Santa Cruz, Kevin Walsh, 28, has been producing some of the surfing world’s most prized artwork for over a decade. His unique ocean-inspired designs have graced everything from Maverick’s guns to Jack Johnson concert posters. Now Bali’s legendary surf breaks of Uluwatu and Padang Padang are the focus of Kevin’s Artist Of The Search T-Shirt collection, designed right here on the Island of the Gods.
See the interview with Kevin Walsh below:
About Uluwatu Surf Villas
Uluwatu Surf Villas is located at Jl.Pantai Suluban, Uluwatu on the Bukit, perched on the cliff top with expansive grounds and 180 degree ocean front views. The Villas have already played host to several film premieres, weddings, fundraisers for the community and private launch parties. The Villas are arguably the finest spot to be on the Island when the sun is setting, live music is playing, and the big screen is set up with the background of the Indian Ocean.
Uluwatu Surf Villas is committed to both directly participating in and educating the local community on sustainable waste management solutions. We are proud to be involved and assisting ESRU’s continued conscious effort to protect the environment of Uluwatu and the greater Bukit area.
If you are heading up the hill from Jimbaran, Kuta, Seminyak or Canggu, please ask your driver to head towards the famous Uluwatu Temple and follow the signs to Jl. Pantai Suluban.