Pā‘ia Youth Council Auctioning Custom Surfboard
The Pāʻia Youth Council is auctioning off original artwork that Maui Fine artist Kim McDonald created in collaboration with world champion waterman Kai Lenny. The piece is a custom made surfboard that features both McDonaldʻs artwork and Lennyʻs autograph and footprints.
The board will be sold through an online auction to the highest bidder, with all of the proceeds going to help the Pāʻia Youth and Cultural Center.
“What an amazing experience this has been to collaborate on artwork with one of my all-time favorite superstar athletes, Kai Lenny. I have known Kai since he was a young boy and watched him grow up to become a World Champion,” McDonald said. “I was inspired to develop a unique concept with my surfboard art, bringing the elements of his footprints and autograph, along with my design aesthetic, to life on a gorgeous aqua blue Gun Surfboard. The blue color represents the ocean, the green and white represent the movement in the waves of the sea. The mālolo or “flying fish” is something that connects Kai to the Hawaiian waters of Maui. He often sees them, “flying” out of the water during his ocean adventures.”
The live online auction is now open and ends on Dec. 18 at 12 p.m. HST.