Photo Courtesy of The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel
It's that time of year again and The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel is once again hosting its Sixth Annual Holiday Surfboard Auction and Fourth Annual Surfing Santa Competition with proceeds going to Surfers Healing. The organization seeks to enhance the lives of those with autism through the unique experience of surfing. The Surfing Santa Competition, held Saturday, November 23 at Salt Creek Beach is a one day competition with prizes like the Big Air “Flying Rudolph” division winner taking home a $1,000 cash prize. The Holiday Surfboard Auction is a collection of surfboards from surf legends, talented artists, celebrities and renowned musicians.
This year's boards are signed by the likes of Greg Long, Shane and Gavin Beschen, Koa Rothman, Matt Archbold, Sunny Garcia, Coco Ho, Donavon Frankenreiter, Mark Healy and Josh Kerr. Local artists Paul Bond, Steve Wan, Dana Kirkpatrick and Tee Celestino collaborated on the project as well. Boards are on display at the resort while the auction is open. Since launching the programs, conceived by General Manager Bruce Brainer, The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel has raised more than $120,000 for Surfers Healing.