A Unique Ocean Conservation Project

A collaboration between Kai Lenny, world champion
waterman, Kim McDonald, Maui fine artist, and
Surfrider Foundation, coastal conservation champions.

A collectible, autographed Kai Lenny surfboard
designed to enhance any interior.
100% of proceeds go to Surfrider Foundation

Live online auction begins December 7th
and ends April 18th (12PM Hawaii Standard Time)


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Artist Statement

What an amazing experience this has been to collaborate on artwork with one of my all-time favorite superstar athletes, Kai Lenny!

I have known Kai since he was a young boy and watched him grow up to become a World Champion. He is truly an inspiration.

Suitably motivated, I joined forces with Kai. I was stimulated to develop a unique concept with my surfboard art, bringing the elements of his footprints and autograph, along with my design aesthetic, to life on a gorgeous aqua blue Gun Surfboard. The blue color represents the ocean,  the green and white represent the movement in the waves of the sea. The shark is Kai's spirit animal. In the Polynesian culture, sharks represent power, strength and luck.

It has always been a dream of mine to give back, get involved,  do something impactful with my art, and this is my something.

I am incredibly grateful to be able to work with Kai and Martin (Kai's dad). It's also been a wonderful, enlightening experience to share with the Surfrider facilitators. What a heartfelt, meaningful group of people. So far it has been a transcendent experience. The ingredients of Kai Lenny, Surfrider Foundation, and my art are combining to create something magical; much greater than the sum of the parts! Please enjoy and participate in this adventure! Buy great art, and raise money for Surfrider Foundation's mission of saving beaches, oceans, and ultimately, our planet.

Join our team! Can you think of a better way to be part of the solution?

-Kim McDonald


About Kai Lenny

Kai Lenny is one of the world’s most complete watermen.

He grew up on the big waves of Maui, and with supportive parents and world-class mentors, has had a meteoric rise.  He is now at the apex of the surfing world: His accomplishments are astonishing: he's won the grueling 50km Molokai-to-Oahu Paddleboard World Champion race twice (once in the unlimited and once in the stock stand-up division), was a veteran on the Professional Windsurfing Association World Wave Tour, has been runner-up at the Kite Surf Pro World Championships, and he’s won the Stand Up Paddleboard World Title eight times and counting. Yet through it all, he remains modest and humble. “My favorite thing in the world is riding a wave, so as long as I’m riding a wave, I’m happy.”

Learn more:  Red Bull - Kai Lenny   Paradigm Lost Movie




About Surfrider Foundation

Surfrider has built a network of coastal defenders who transform their passion for our coasts into lasting protection.

Bridging local knowledge with national experts in law, policy and science, our formula for success — both the playbook and the team — produces victories for our beaches year after year.

Over the last three decades we have a track record of more than 300 victories (since we started counting in 2006!). We don’t just play. We win.

Learn more: Surfrider Foundation



About Kim McDonald

Kim is a celebrated Maui artist, collected worldwide. She is well-known for her fine art depicting Polynesian women, island seascapes and surf culture. In recent years, Kim created an ocean-inspired line of designer surfboards celebrating the ocean life, primal geometries, and vivid colors of the sea.


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