What is Surfrider Foundation?

Surfrider Foundation is dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of the world's ocean, waves and beaches through a powerful activist network. What are you fighting for?

 World Champion Waterman, Kai Lenny

World Champion Waterman, Kai Lenny

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

DONATE NOW

www.KimMcDonald.com/auction

 Photo by Richard Hallman

Photo by Richard Hallman

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 gruelling 50km Molokai-to-Oahu paddle many times, 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 SUP world title six 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.”


So what's next?

The online auction will begin March 30th - April 23 (6PM ET)

DONATE NOW!!!  www.KimMcDonald.com/auction

Be a part of the change and make this beautiful one of a kind surfboard part of your life...

  "Soul Of The Sea" | Size 7'6" Surfboard | Hand shaped by David Gott

"Soul Of The Sea" | Size 7'6" Surfboard | Hand shaped by David Gott

Soul Of The Sea

Kai Lenny, Surfrider Foundation & Kim McDonald Auction

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

DONATE NOW

www.KimMcDonald.com/auction

It all started with a vision Kim had to give back to the community. Along side Kai Lenny and Surfrider Foundation, she has started an exciting journey... 

"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 I have watched him grow up to become a World Champion. He is truly an inspiration.

Suitably inspired, I have  joined forces with Kai and was moved to develop a unique concept with my surfboard art, bringing the elements of his footprints and autograph, along with my design aesthetic.  In turn bringing to life 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 soul animal.  In the Polynesian culture, sharks represent power, strength and luck. 

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

I am incredibly grateful to be able to work with Kai and Martin (Kai's dad/manager)  It's been a wonderful, enlightening experience to share with Surfrider Foundation's facilitators. What a heartfelt, meaningful group of people. So far it has been a transcendent experience. The ingredients of Kai, 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! Join our team, buy great art, and raise money for Surfrider's mission of saving beaches, oceans, and ultimately, our planet."

- Kim McDonald

Can you think of a better way to be part of the solution? 

 World Champion Waterman, Kai Lenny

World Champion Waterman, Kai Lenny

Surfrider Foundation is dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of the world's ocean, waves and beaches through a powerful activist network.

 Photo by Richard Hallman

Photo by Richard Hallman

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 gruelling 50km Molokai-to-Oahu paddle many times, 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 SUP world title six 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.”


So what's next?

The online auction will begin March 30th - April 23 (6PM ET)

DONATE NOW!!!  www.KimMcDonald.com/auction

Be a part of the change and make this beautiful one of a kind surfboard part of your life...

  "Soul Of The Sea" | Size 7'6" Surfboard | Hand shaped by David Gott

"Soul Of The Sea" | Size 7'6" Surfboard | Hand shaped by David Gott

Soul Of The Sea

Kai Lenny & Kim McDonald collaborate on a designer collectable surfboard

So it begins.....

It all started with a vision Kim had to give back to the community. Along side Kai Lenny and Surfrider Foundation, she has started an exciting journey... 

"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 I have watched him grow up to become a World Champion. He is truly an inspiration.

Suitably inspired, I have  joined forces with Kai and was moved to develop a unique concept with my surfboard art, bringing the elements of his footprints and autograph, along with my design aesthetic.  In turn bringing to life 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 soul animal.  In the Polynesian culture, sharks represent power, strength and luck. 

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

I am incredibly grateful to be able to work with Kai and Martin (Kai's dad/manager)  It's been a wonderful, enlightening experience to share with Surfrider Foundation's facilitators. What a heartfelt, meaningful group of people. So far it has been a transcendent experience. The ingredients of Kai, 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! Join our team, buy great art, and raise money for Surfrider's mission of saving beaches, oceans, and ultimately, our planet."

- Kim McDonald

Can you think of a better way to be part of the solution? 

Kai and Kim

Kai Lenny and Kim McDonald designing a world class surfboard for auction. 100% of the proceeds will go to Surfrider Foundation. 

Surfrider Foundation is dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of the world's ocean, waves and beaches through a powerful activist network.

The beginning stages of the design process, and painting the surfboard on foam. 

 Photo by Franckie Berthout

Photo by Franckie Berthout

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 gruelling 50km Molokai-to-Oahu paddle many times, 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 SUP world title six 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.”


So what's next?

The online auction will begin March 30th - April 23 (6PM ET)

Be a part of the change and make this beautiful one of a kind surfboard part of your life...

  "Soul Of The Sea" | Size 7'6" Surfboard | Hand shaped by David Gott

"Soul Of The Sea" | Size 7'6" Surfboard | Hand shaped by David Gott

Soul Of The Sea

Performance Ski Aspen Pop Up

Kim has made it to Aspen, Colorado. A place she considers her second home. Some fresh powder has fallen and she's ready to take on the slopes. 

See her latest designer surfboards at Performance Ski in Aspen. Ever dreamed of owning your very own designer surfboard? Give Kim a call at 808-757-8211 or go see her at Performance Ski!Located right across the gondola. 

614 East Durant Ave. | Aspen, Colorado | 81611

Phone: 970-925-5044

Performance Ski

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Did you know Kim was a professional Ski racer, and taught skiing for 13 years? She's so fun...

Performance Ski Aspen

614 East Durant Ave. | Aspen, Colorado | 81611

http://www.performanceskiaspen.com

"A BIG Mahalo to Lee and Tom for allowing me to display my artwork at your beautiful store" - Kim McDonald

 

Kim chose to display her floral surfboard titled "Pua Power" meaning "flower" in the Hawaiian language. It is a new direction, to represent the tropical flowers of Hawaii. "Wave Rider" has a more masculine feel with the shark and deep color palette. Representing strength and power. Go check them out today at Performance Ski!

Art Project Paia Show "In Between Lines"

Art Project Paia will be debuting their holiday art show called "In Between Lines"... 

Friday, December 8th from 5:00-9:00... Kim's work will be featured along with various local artists. Come see the collaboration of artwork come together. Sculptures, Painters, Contemporary work, Photography and more! There will be a live band, food and pups... Get in on the fun and meet Kim McDonald herself!

 "Mystic Waters" & Snake Dance" Surfboards both in size 6'10" 

"Mystic Waters" & Snake Dance" Surfboards both in size 6'10" 


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Art Project Paia

77 Hana Highway

Paia, Hawai'i 96779

 

The Art of Giving

Kim celebrates the sea in her artwork, and defends it in the many environmental organizations she actively participates in. She has donated some of her finest work for to help these groups raise funds through silent (and not-so-silent) auctions and other art-related activities.

Some of her current beneficiaries are The Waterkeeper Alliance, Surf Riders, and (pictured here) the first Annual “Water/Wo/Men” Event In Support of Global Water Conservation at Six Senses Laamu . At their gathering in the Maldives, Kim created an art surfboard which was signed onsite by the well-known attendees and then auctioned off, fetching a handsome donation for Water/Wo/Men's mission. The art of giving, personified!

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Helena Christensen

Bethany Hamilton
Bethany Hamilton

Bethany Hamilton

Layne Beachley, Kate Bosworth
Layne Beachley, Kate Bosworth

Layne Beachley and Kate Bosworth

Maldives children
Maldives children

Kim getting artsy with the Maldives children

Phillipe Cousteau, Daryl Hannah
Phillipe Cousteau, Daryl Hannah

Phillipe Cousteau and Daryl Hannah

Bodie Miller Fundraiser

Wow! Last nights event for the Bodie Miller Fundraiser for the Aspen Valley Ski Club was amazing. There was an incredible turnout of over 100 people to meet Bodie Miller and listen to his inspiring speech about his career. 10% of the proceeds of sales last evening with to AVSC (Aspen Valley Ski Club). Many of my long-term collectors visited the event. I had the honor of presenting my surfboards and working with collectors. There was an incredible interest in the 'Black Menace' board, which happens to be the first surfboard of its kind with a black background, so the positive feedback was greatly appreciated and inspiring!

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Blk board white background
Bodie Miller and Kim
Bodie Miller and Kim
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Checking out the new Authier line at Aspen Fashion Week!

We had a blast at Aspen Fashion Week, where my friend Lee Keating unveiled her 2013 line of high-end women's ski wear for Authier.  All of her faithful clients were in attendance on this beautiful day!  Her new palette of hot pink, white, and grey were well-received, and they go beautifully with her signature camouflage green!  I can't wait to see her new line out in the store, I've already picked out all my favorites! Click here to see more pictures on my Facebook Page!

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Kim Painting for WaterWo/Men Event

Kim Painting Board For Maldives
Kim Painting Board For Maldives

Prioritizing Paradise...WATER/WO/MEN 2011, presented by Six Senses Resorts, Maldives and +H20, will unite the world’s greatest water sport icons (yes, Buzzy is being recognized) together with marine and water conservationists in an event that raises funds and awareness for marine preservation, coral restoration and clean water/ sanitation projects. I am honored to have been asked to share my art and instruct a class to the fellow attendees.  A truly special event.Stay posted for more photos of this amazing trip...