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


Art Board by Jay Alders

Item Number
$1,350 USD to mr546d0b1
Number of Bids
8  -  Bid History

Item Description

Jay Alders is an American fine artist, photographer and graphic designer. He is best known for his original surf art paintings, and is a well-known profile in surf culture for his work with musicians, artists and cause organizations.Jay was born and raised near the Jersey Shore in Belmar, NJ. This environment provided an early-childhood influence for beach culture. He openly attributes surfing as one of his artistic inspirations. Although Jay drew and painted since childhood, it wasn't until his mid-20s that he started displaying his work at regional art shows.

In November 2007, Jay toured Brazil with musicians Donavon Frankenreiter, G Love and Matt Costa as part of the Billabong-sponsored Mostra Festival AlmaSurf. The tour helped push his work into the global market, landing his artwork in art galleries, on skateboards and surfboards and television, including Fuel TV. In February, 2009, Jay designed musician and pro surfer Donavon Frankenreiter's Limited Edition Tour Poster. This modified version of his painting, Rio Jam, was released during Frankenreiter's winter/spring 2009 West Coast tour. Jay's contributions to Frankenreiter also included the artwork on his custom acoustic guitar and a flip book animation for Frankenreiter's guest edition of Surfer Magazine, published November, 2008.

Jay's artwork was used as a surf board design for the first time in early 2009. His art piece Left Behind the Wall was shaped and distributed by 9Fish Surfboards and is being overseen by master shaper Clyde Beatty.

Jay is big into supporting charitable causes. In November 2012, he designed a Charity hoodie and T-shirt design which he sold on his website with 100% of the profits going towards Rebuild Recover, a local grass roots Hurricane Sandy non-profit to benefit Hurricane Sandy relief efforts. As of mid-2013, more than 15,000 in support was donated from this campaign.

The board is 8'.

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.