The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel – Annual Holiday Surfboard Auction
Auction Ends: Dec 31, 2015 03:00 PM PST

Art

Art Board by Isaiah Paskowitz

Item Number
122
Sold
$800 USD to ts83ce1bb
Number of Bids
4  -  Bid History

Item Description

This 6’ board was created by Isaiah Paskowitz, the fountainhead of surfers healing. The design provides a small view inside the mind of Isiah.

Isaiah, now 24, was diagnosed with autism at the age of 3. Like many autistic children, he often suffered from meltdowns and sensory overload – simple sensations could overwhelm him. The ocean was the one place he seemed to find respite. Riding the waves with his father, Izzy, calmed him like nothing else. With Isaiah on the front of the board and Izzy steering from the back, the two spent the day surfing together. Surfing had a profound impact on Isiah and Izzy and his wife, Danielle, wanted to share this unique therapy with other autistic children.

Not everyone has a championship surfer for a dad, so the Paskowitz family invited others to join them at the beach. Their idea caught on, and now Surfers Healing is a nationwide, grassroots non-profit organization. They are the original surf camp for children with autism and ALL of their events are free. Even though they had 4,500+ participants last year – and even though autism now affects 1 in 68 children in the U.S. – Surfers Healing doesn’t think in thousands. They think in ones, because that's where they can effect change.

One child. One family. One day at the beach.

Item Special Note

Shipping and handling not included. Item can be picked up at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel or purchaser can arrange for shipping. Boards will be available for pick up or shipping on or after Monday, January 4, 2016.