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Auction to Benefit the Paia Youth and Cultural Center

Two very talented North Shore of Maui residents have joined forces to benefit the Paia Youth and Cultural Center. Renowned Maui Artist Kim McDonald and Kai Lenny teamed together to create a beautiful custom surfboard. Kim used her considerable artistic talent to create a stunning piece of art that would look good in any setting. The board features Kai’s footprints and signature. The board is being auctioned online with all proceeds set to go towards the Paia Youth and Cultural Center.

Kai Lenny holding a custom surfboard aloft that will be auctioned to benefit the Paia Youth and Cultural Center

Kai Lenny, Kim McDonald and members of the PYCC pose around a custom surfboard aloft that will be auctioned to benefit the Paia Youth and Culural Center.

Kai Lenny's autograph and footprints are featured on a surfboard being auctioned to benefit the Paia Youth and Cultural Center

About the Board

The board is a “gun” like the one Kai might use while riding the giant surf at Jaws. Kim painted it a gorgeous aqua blue. A hue that you are likely to see in the ocean waters around Maui. The green and white on the board represent the ocean or the waves. A Malolo or Hawaiian Flying Fish features prominently in the design. It is a favorite of Kai’s and one that he frequently encounters paddling and foiling around the islands. The board is a true collector’s piece.

About Kai

Kai grew up in Spreckelsville on Maui’s North Shore. It is here that his passion for the ocean grew with each day. He has grown up to be one of the great watermen of the world. He is truly a master of all surf crafts as a surfer, stand up paddler, windsurfer, kiter, big wave rider and most recently on his foil board. Kai has racked up an impressive eight world titles in stand up paddle racing and surfing. At just 25 years old, he will continue to leave his mark in the surfing world for a long time to come.

Kai Lenny Literally Leaves a mark on this surfboard being sold at auction to benefit the Paia Youth and Cultural Center

About Kim

Kim McDonald’s art work is owned by collectors around the world. Her themes feature Polynesian Women, Tropical Landscapes and Surf Scenery. Over the last few years she has used custom surfboards as the medium for her vivid artwork.

Kim McDonald poses with a custom surfboard that she painted. The auction for the board will benefit the Paia Youth and Cultural Center

About the PYCC

The Paia Youth and Cultural Center’s mission is to promote community through its youth. Situated on the beach at Paia Bay, the Youth Center draws members from Paia, Haiku, Upcountry and Central Maui. This program based Youth Center provides a safe place for kids to learn, gain life skills and have fun! Programs include the Hekili Multimedia Lab, RadiOpio, Paia Bay Cafe, Malama Pono Project Venture and the Maui Hero Project. Pa’ia Youth Council, Inc., operating the Pa’ia Youth & Cultural Center, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation funded by grants from the Maui County Department of Housing & Human Concerns, the State of Hawaii Office of Youth Services, private foundations, community donations, and fundraisers.

Bid Online Now

Bids for the Kai and Kim board to benefit PYCC may be submitted online until December 18th at 12:00 PM HST. Owning this surfboard is unlikely to make you surf like Kai, but you can rest assured that your purchase will benefit a fantastic organization.

Pete Jalbert