Join WAX Magazine on Dec.19th for a surfboard show and auction benefiting Surfers Healing. Patagonia Bowery is proud to host The Bowery Project, a selection of surfboards painted by renowned artists that are on display at the store.
ABOUT – Up for auction will be a number of unique and one-of-a-kind surfboards by acclaimed artists, fashion designers and world-renowned surfers.
The auction is a chance to purchase a piece of art or a new surfboard, but to do it knowing you are helping support Surfers Healing, a foundation that seeks to enrich the lives of people living with autism by exposing them to the unique experience of surfing.
Surfers Healing – A Foundation for Autism
Surfers Healing was founded by Israel and Danielle Paskowitz. Their son, Isaiah, was diagnosed with autism at age three. Like many autistic children, he often suffered from sensory overload–simple sensations could overwhelm him. The ocean was the one place where he seemed to find respite. A former competitive surfer, Israel hit upon an idea–with Isaiah on the front of his surfboard, and Israel steering from the back, the two spent the day surfing together. Surfing had a profound impact on Isaiah. Israel and Danielle decided they wanted to share this unique therapy with other autistic children. They began to host day camps at the beach where autistic children and their families could be exposed to a completely new experience of surfing.