Tillack teamed up with Shaper Roy Sanchez to create a unique monotone oil painting, A Surfer's Code', which is a throw back to the original waikiki days of surfing. The art adorned a custom 11ft hand carved balsa wood surfboard which was a replica of the original equipment used back in the early days of surfing.
The Piece uses the natural color and tones of the wood to enhance the midtones and high lights of this piece and as a foot note, Tillack has carefully laid out the surfer's code as written by legendary surfer -- Shaun Tomson
I will never turn my back on the ocean
I will always paddle back out
I will take the drop with commitment
I will know that there will always be another wave
I will realize that all surfers are joined by one ocean
I will paddle around the impact zone
I will never fight a riptide
I will watch out for other surfers after a big set
I will pass on my stoke to a non-surfer
I will ride and not paddle in to shore
I will a catch a wave every day, even in my mind
I will honor the sport of kings
'A Surfer's Code' became the highlight of the night and created an enthusiasm in the crowd as they watched a bidding war which came to close at a joyous peak of the night - $20, 000, to the victor, Paul Naude, The man behind the wheel of Billabong International.
| 2006 SIMA Humanitarian Fund Beneficiaries
Surf Aid International
Working to improve the health of people living in isolated regions connected to us through surfing.
Life Rolls On Foundation
A grassroots resource and an advocate on behalf of young people who have sustained a spinal cord injury.
Boarding For Breast Cancer
A youth-focused education, awareness, and fundraising foundation that seeks to increase awareness about breast cancer, the importance of early detection and the value of a healthy lifestyle.
Working to enrich the lives of children with autism and the lives of their families by exposing them to the unique experience of surfing.
Bringing together "at-risk" youth and successful professional adults to learn a new non-traditional sport, Stoked's programs serve as the groundwork and means for enhancing mentoring relationships and introduces coaching skills and tools that elicit the best from both parties.
The Sumba Foundation
Dedicated to helping the indigenous people of Sumba by improving the quality of their lives through health and education, and providing suitable employment to lessen the oppressive impacts of poverty.
Keep A Breast
Raises funds for breast cancer education, awareness, prevention and treatment through art events featuring plaster forms of the female torso that are customized by fine artists and then auctioned.
Rabbit Kekai Foundation
Encourages children to participate in productive healthy activities through positive experiences centered on the surf life style, while at the same time emphasizing the importance of education.
Get A Board Foundation
Positively influences at-risk youth in Florida through surfing; the organization's "Beach Bus" program take inner city kids to the beach and teaches them to surf giving the kids an opportunity to experience life outside their dangerous neighborhoods.
Provides an opportunity for underserved and underprivileged youth to gain confidence and self-esteem through participation in outdoor activities, including surfing and snowboarding.
Jimmy Miller Foundation
Supports the healing of mental and physical illness through surfing and ocean related activities.
Preventing ocean-related drownings and spinal cord injuries by developing and disseminating beach safety information in the South Orange County area.