Live Auction

This year’s luau program and lunch will have a number of live auctions to bid on. Check out the live auction offerings below:


A full day immersive experience with breakfast, lunch, dinner and of course surfing. The winner could bring a guest to surf and 2 non surfing guests that could still enjoy the land experience (that is 4 total people that may attend – 2 surfers and 2 non surfers). This is perfect for a family of 4.

Additional Details: There will be additional groups of similar size on the same day to share in the experience. The date is set for October 28, 2019 


Punta Mita Resort

A six night stay in El Encanto, a beautiful home in Punta Mita with ocean and golf course views and access to all of the resort amenities including 2 gorgeous 18 hole golf courses, multiple beach clubs with all the ocean sports, tennis and pickle ball courts, fitness center, running paths through the resort, water taxi to the close by surfing spots. Also includes eight rounds of golf.


Letty nowak artwork

"We are making strong steps every day and I believe that we will get to the point where cancer will no longer be taking people's lives." – Dr. Shumei Kato

This was sent to me by my mom's oncologist in June. For me it sums up the quality of care, vision, and initiative that the Moores Cancer Center team has. And why it is so incredibly necessary.

When I was asked to be this year’s event artist, I was honored. It gave me a great opportunity to help raise money for Moores Cancer Center as a tribute to my mom. Scripps Pier was her favorite place to sit when we would have a beach day in La Jolla so everything about this landscape fit perfectly.

Sadly, my mom passed away from complications right before her first treatment. Even though our journey was hard, the opportunity to work with the doctors at Moores Cancer Center gave us hope through it all. The treatment Dr. Kato was able to offer her was eye opening; I believe could have really turned her initial diagnosis around.

Even after my mom's passing, Moores Cancer Center is still the light at the end of my tunnel. My hope is that raising money through my paintings will help them find a cure for cancer.


Mark richards BOard (sponsored by ASML)

Mark Richards, known as MR, joins the Luau as a shaper for the first time.  This board is a copy he made of the board he rode to become World championship in 1979, and subsequently in 1980, 1981 and 1982. This MR Board is an exact replica of the 1981 retro twin fin that was used on the world tour in 1981. It is 6’2”. The original colors are used and all of the logos have been specially printed by Rhema Graphics to match the 1981 board.




Walden Surfboards is stoked to collaborate with Philidelphia street artist Amberella (aka Amber Lynn) on our 2019 Luau and Legends surfboard. On the surface, Amberella seems like an unlikely choice for our Luau project since she's from landlocked Philadelphia and doesn't surf (yet! she's now bi-coastal splitting her time between PA and Los Angeles). We chose Amber because she has hope, courage, and love: everything the Luau is about. 

Amberella is a mixed-media street artist, known for her iconic heart art. Most of her work comments on popular culture, social justice, mental health, the importance of self-care, love, and relationships. She draws inspiration from her personal story and experience with illness, heartbreak, and love, typically sharing her work in public spaces and often in abandoned or blighted communities where hope and inspiration are desperately needed. No doubt her loyal following of fans connect with her because she says publically what we are all feeling inside or need to feel. Her work always circles back to the idea that not one of us is alone—we are all one.

The Walden x Amberella Collaboration is the perfect blend of surf and street culture. This 9' Magic Model surfboard features a full Hawaiian floral inlay with Amber's iconic hearts. It reads, “I believe in you,” “keep going,” and “stoked.” Amber chose these phrases to inspire. Walden Surfboards will present a limited edition collection of Amberella surfboards soon (details coming in fall 2019). 


Pete Cabrinha Lanikai Ukelele

Custom painted ukulele from Luau20 Event Artist, Pete Cabrina. Pete is 2004 XXL Winner (and subsequently Guinness Book of World Record holder), OG member of the Maui Strapped Crew (the first riders of Pe'ahi) and Windsurfing World Champion, and this ukulele is one of only five ukuleles painted with his artwork. Please note: the first ukelele from the left is the only one to be auctioned off.

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A four night stay in a La Jolla Sunset Shores ocean view 5 bedroom 3 bathroom home that sleeps 12. One night will include a specially cooked meal by Local author, former Editor of Surfer magazine, award winning restaurateur and President of Oceanside’s California Surf Museum, Jim Kempton, from his new book First We Surf Then We Eat, a cook book for the California lifestyle.

Jim will serve a 4-course meal with aperitifs, appetizers, main course with accompaniment and dessert as well as wine parings and after dinner drinks. It will also include a personally signed first edition of the book itself.

Note: The booking must be four consecutive nights in 2019. The cleaning fee and deposits have been waived to the winner of the auction. Home at 8418 Paseo Del Ocaso


Relive last year’s live auction with photos from the event below.