Under the Hammer: Eight One-Off Surfboards!


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Kelly Slater, Ben Watts, Channel Island surfboards and eight of the biggest models walking todays runways teamed up to create unique surfboards in aid of charity

Kicking off New York fashion week, photographer Ben Watts has splashed the entire Milk gallery with his signature acid-pop colours and photography, amongst which are eight shortboards to be auctioned off in aid of eight different charities.

Karlie Kloss, Allesandra Ambrósio, Dree Hemingway, Ashley Smith, Behati Prinsloo, Emanuela de Paula, Cintia Dicker and Candice Swanepoel all agreed to appear on the boards that were designed by world champion surfboarder Kelly Slater.

Crowned world ASP surf champion eleven times, Kelly Slater added his magic touch to the design process to create the ‘Whip’, the Bugatti Veyron of sharp shortboards. Hanging on a wall or carving up fast waves, these beauties will never go into mass production and will be unique to each lucky private bidder.

Grinding up a killer wave with Allesandra Ambrósio on your side, what can be hotter than that?

Charities chosen by each model: National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Wild Aid, Lauren Bush FEED Project, Funds for Public Schools, Save The Children, Kids Fit Foundation.

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