Sold! Wavescape’s record auction

2011-12-10 00:00

TWELVE surfboards at the annual Wavescape Charity Art Auction attracted a record R221 000 at the Field Office restaurant in Cape Town last night.

Proceeds of the event, which marked the beginning of the Wavescape Film Festival, go to the National Sea Rescue Institute, Shark Spotters and the Isiqalo Foundation, an Aids awareness organisation that offers a “Waves for Change” surfing programme.

Auctioneer Mark Sampson was in top comedic form, and his abrasive technique pushed Brett Murray’s board, Forward Comrades, beneath a Johnny Walker logo in gold-leaf on black, to the highest single amount for a surfboard: R41 000.

The surfboard decorated by Zapiro, featuring a woman called Free Speech fending off a burst of water from Zuma’s shower head, went for R35 000, while Guy Tillim’s board, glassed with a special print of the award-winning photo he took in the Congo, went for R27 000. A finless board by Conn Bertish — he hacked the fin off at the Chinese Consulate in protest against shark finning — went for R6 500.

The Wavescape Festival runs until December 19 and will see 23 films screened, including the seven made-in-SA movies. More information on

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