Honoring Surf Legends Shaun Tomson & Renny Yater
SURF THE BIG WAVE ONLINE AUCTION │ May 29 – June 5, 2020
Live Program 5:30 – 6:00 pm │Friday, May 29, 2020
Cocktails & Conversation with Shaun Tomson
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Participants can browse, bid, buy, and a raise a ‘virtual paddle’ to support SBMM during this week-long campaign.
Surf the Big Wave Online Auction
Our 2020 Honorees: For Their Achievements & Generous Support of SBMM
Shaun Tomson a former World Surf Champion, Shaun was named one of the 10 Greatest Surfers of All Time. He has a Bachelor’s in Business Administration, a Master of Science in Leadership from Northeastern University and has created two popular apparel brands, Instinct and Solitude (co-founded with his wife Carla). Shaun has shared his academically tested Code Leadership Method around the world, from high-powered boardrooms in the US and Europe to rural schools in South Africa. He is an author of the best sellers Surfer’s Code and The Code – Power of ‘I Will.’ He produced and co-wrote the documentary film Bustin’ Down the Door (2006, the after-party was held at SBMM) and is a past Board Member of Surfrider Foundation and the Santa Barbara Boys & Girls Club. Shaun’s iphone app Surf Creatures is featured in SBMM’s Surf’s Up! Santa Barbara Exhibit. Learn More About Shaun Tomson
Reynolds “Renny” Yater was one of the first commercial surfboard builders of the 1950s, a generation that put surfing on the map. As the sport of surfing has continued to grow and flourish throughout the years, so too has Yater’s reputation as a leading contributor to the surfing industry. Perhaps even more remarkable than Yater’s early accomplishments has been his ability to change and grow with the industry, staying on top of current trends and new materials and continuing to produce innovative new boards. It was during the 1960s, that Yater’s two most popular surfboard models were conceived. From 1965-66, he shaped the Yater Spoon, one of the most innovative surfboard designs of the time. He produced this model until longboard-style surfing went through an evolution in 1968. From 1969-72, he produced the Pocket Rocket, a surfboard designed with Hawaiian surfing in mind, riding the crest of the short board era. In the 1960s, Yater’s customers included surfing legends Joey Cabell, Gordon Clark, Mickey Dora, Felipe Pomar, Kemp Aaberg, Bob Cooper, Bruce Brown and John Severson.
Renny has, more recently, evolved his craft to include collaborations with artists to create one-of-a-kind decorative pieces. He has returned to his roots by hand-crafting balsa wood boards and combined them with modern techniques for an especially polished final product. Renny helped SBMM with the installation of its Surf’s Up! Santa Barbara Exhibit, is featured in one of the videos that is part of that exhibit, and has donated several of his boards and other artifacts to the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum. He also loaned one of his beautiful abalone-inlay boards for display when the surfing exhibit first opened.
How your funds help
In this important anniversary year, your support will help SBMM complete the American Alliance of Museums (AAM) accreditation process, placing SBMM in the top tier of museums nationally for best practices, and allowing SBMM to continue its important work to educate the community. Your support also helps raise vital general operating funds for SBMM’s experiential education and curatorial programs, exhibits and more. These SBMM programs provide critical marine ecology and ocean awareness education: Spirit of Dana Point Tall Ship Program, Ocean Connections with Holly Lohuis & Love Letters to the Sea with Sondra Weiss, Science Nights and Marine Science programs.
Online Auction & Campaign Details
On May 29th, participants will be able to browse, bid, buy, and a raise a ‘virtual paddle’ to support SBMM during this week-long campaign.
Sunstone Winery │Personal Coaching Session with Shaun Tomson │ Photo Printing Pros │Real McCoy Rum │La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club │ Cambria Pines Lodge │SBMM’s Ranger │Condor Express │ Cheryl Ambrecht │Dwight Hwang │Bryant & Sons Ltd. │Goldenstone Crafts │Reyn Spooner Shirts │ and more..
Thank you to our generous keystone supporters
Epic Barrel Sponsor
George & Judy Writer
Big Air Sponsors
Anonymous ● Don Barthelmess & Carol Kallman ● Ed & Ann Brady ● Andy & Mary Jane Cooper ● Lynda Fairly ● Mimi Michaelis ● Montecito Bank & Trust ● Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians Foundation ● Chuck & Mary Wilson
Arlington Financial Advisors ● Boone Graphics ● Emmett Foundation ● Hutton Parker Foundation ● Jack ‘N Tool Box ● Santa Barbara City College Foundation
Point Break Sponsors
Tim & Louise Casey ● Ed & Mary Lu Edick ● Katherine Ford ● Teresa Newton-Terres ● Robertson Travel ● Maryan S. Schall ● Peter Schuyler & Lisa Stratton ● Judith and Jack Stapelmann ● Linda & Clark Stirling
Annual Fundraiser Co-Chairs: David Bolton and Cindy Makela
Annual Fundraiser Committee: Gail Anikouchine, Don Barthelmess, Djamila Cabugos, Pat Hinds, Carol Kallman, Cody Makela, Craig Makela, Mimi Michaelis, Sabrina Papa, Gina Tomlinson Perry, and Linda Stirling; supported by SBMM Staff, Greg Gorga, Rita Serotkin, and Jane Lindsey