The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel – Annual Holiday Surfboard Auction - A Benefit for Surfers Healing
Auction Ends: Dec 31, 2022 11:59 PM PST


Herbie Fletcher

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Leading Bid
$2,322 USD
Number of Bids
4  -  Bid History

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Item Description

Herbie Fletcher left the family home in Huntington Beach at 16, in 1965, with the clothes he was wearing, a surfboard, trunks, and a bedroll, headed for paradise, the North Shore of Oahu. Living in the back seat of Dewey Weber?s rusted out Cadillac parked at Val?s Reef, was anything but, then again, at first light when he could see the waves peeling at Sunset Point, he knew his rash decision was perfect. He did odd jobs for a few bucks to keep eating, but in ?66 when Greg MacGillivray hired him to star in his film Free and Easy, he figured he had it made. Wow, paid to surf?



Since then, he?s directed, shot and produced more than 65 surf films. Taken at least a half million stills. Shaped, glassed and painted 1000?s of fast flying, tube riding, aero dynamic surfboards. He?s used traditional surfboard building materials to paint and shape canvas and sculptures since those first early days on the North Shore. His art has garnered international acclaim over the last few decades. Never taking the traditional road, but the path of a wave warrior, his life and art have been touched by magic?


The board is titled ?Take Five? and uses acrylic, fiberglass, resin on foam.

Item Special Note

Payment will be processed post-contest and winner will be contacted by the resort. 


Packing, shipping, and handling are not included. Boards can be picked up at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel or the purchaser can arrange for shipping. Boards will be available for pick-up and shipping after Monday, January 2, 2023. Boards must be picked up no later than Tuesday, January 31, 2023.