Live & Silent Auctions
 
During our October 19th, you can help us exceed our last years goal of $250,000 by bidding on an array of our Silent Auction items , Live Auction items, as well as our
Fund A Need items. 
 
Peruse some of our great past auction items, which include luxury surf and vacation destinations, surfboards, art, exquisite jewelry, authentic Sumbanese artifacts and more.  Most of the big items will repeat for this year to give you an idea of what we have in store!

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Auction Item Highlights
 
 

 T R A V E L
 
 
 
 
Luxury Surf Stay at Jeffreys Bay, South Africa at Khaya Zinza  
 

Jeffrey’s Bay is a long right hand point made up of 5 different surf spots, from Supertubes’ famous barrels to The Point, perfect for longboarders and a past venue for the World Longboarding Championships.  Khaya Zinza is a fine luxury home built with the surf of Jeffreys Bay in mind. Every room overlooks the break at Supertubes, and in the Southern Hemi Winter, the swell is often stacked up like corduroy as far as you can see. Imagine surfing double sessions each day and an evening meal in the indoor braii (South African bbq) awaiting as you return. Each day, you'll enjoy lingering by the warm fireplaces in the living room and the mezzanine-level Wave Watch room for morning coffee or a sunset glass of wine while checking out the waves.  You'll also enjoy all the small luxuries that were carefully designed for surfers in mind, including an outdoor, duel-headed shower, an après-surf heated steambath, an indoor board storage room, and a wetsuit dryer.  Khaya Zinza sleeps 6 persons in three bedroom suites that each have ensuite bathrooms, hairdryers, organic shampoos and soaps.  While surf is the main draw at J-Bay, there are plenty of other activities to take in -- golf, tennis, spas, museums, safaris, daytrips to Cape St. Francis and more.  While in South Africa, don't miss out driving the Garden Route to Capetown and exploring all the wonderful coastal towns along the way.

Subject to availability, must be used in 2012. Meals and drinks not included.


Value: $3500  |  Donated by Greg Warnick 
  

 

Paradise in Punta Mita, Mexico  (#AT.002)
  


Plunge into total paradise and bliss for one week at your very own private villa, "Casa Bella," in Punta Mita, Mexico. Located directly on a beautiful white sand beach, Casa Bella sleeps 12 people in 5 luxurious Master Suites with king beds, and 1 additional bedroom with 2 double beds, all with direct ocean views and large marble bathrooms. You can enjoy countless ocean activities or simply relax and lounge by the pool overlooking the ocean. The closest surf break is La Lancha, just a short walk away, and both Dinosaurs and Burros are a short drive away. El Anclote, The Cove and The Point can be accessed via local boats (pangas).  Andres, the house manager, will take care of your every need, as well as prepare breakfast and lunch for your group. Daily housecleaning, turn down service and laundry is all included. For groups larger than six people, additional staff will need to be hired (1 chef, 1 maid, and 1 bartender).   Dates are subject to availability and holidays are excluded. Food and all drinks are not included. Must be used by 09/2012.

Value: $50,000  |  Donated by George & Danielle Boutros

 

Exotic Villa Haweri at Nihiwatu Resort – Sumba, Indonesia  (#AT.003)

 


Escape to beautiful Sumba and see why Nihiwatu is the most beautiful beach in Asia, as awarded by Conde Nast Magazine. Nihiwatu Resort's 
Villa Haweri is a luxurious, private two bedroom villa dramatically positioned on a small headland with over two and half acres of spectacular, secluded land bordered on two sides by the sea with the jungle behind. The villa is separate from the resort yet close enough to feel a part of it. Living here offers the luxury of space, seclusion and privacy. There are two bedrooms and bathrooms in the main house. The Villa also features its own waterfront swimming pool, a magnificent hilltop living and dining room that overlooks Nihiwatu beach, and a fully outfitted kitchen…with butler service, of course. This trip includes all meals and soft drinks, a full body massage for each person, a tour of The Sumba Foundation’s many projects, and a potentially life changing visit to a traditional village. Domestic airfares between Bali and Sumba and airport transfers from Tambolaka airport are also included. Valid until December 31st, 2012 and subject to availability, so please book early. 

 

Value: $26,664   |    Donated by Claude and Petra Graves, owners of Nihiwatu Resort


 

Astounding Australia...5-Night Luxury Getaway at The Boomerangs -- Johanna, Australia  (#AT.004)

 

 
Your 5 night's stay at The Boomerangs at Johanna is about Australian as you will find. Johanna is one of Australia's best beach breaks -- it's never flat at Johanna!  Plus, there are many other good breaks to surf in this beautifully stunning area of Victoria.  Johanna is where the Bells Easter competition is held if Bells Beach -- 2 hours away -- is too small.  The Boomerangs is well-known as one of the best accommodations venues along Victoria's famous Great Ocean Road, and is situated on 3 acres of magical, landscaped gardens with magnificent forest, valley and ocean viewsYour architecturally designed, boomerang-shaped cottage accommodates up to 2 couples in 2 bedrooms, is fully self-contained, and comes stocked with a few bottles of some of our best local wines.  The Boomerangs' location is unbeatable -- you are situated in the middle of the iconic Great Otway National Park, in the middle of the 91km-long Great Ocean Walk, and halfway along the Great Ocean Road, the world's most scenic drive. Consequently, you are central to all of the major attractions of the region including the Twelve Apostles -- the famous giant rock formations that rise majestically from the Southern Ocean amidst a large marine sanctuary. Be sure to also explore the myriad of glorious, local gems which are never as crowded and just as beautiful. This dramatic Johanna region is blessed with numerous waterfalls, rainforest walks, coastal trail hikes and beaches, where more often than not you will be the only ones on the beach.   And there are plenty of opportunities for Australian wildlife sightings of kangaroos, koalas, kookaburras, cockatoos,  wallabies, echidnas, sea eagles, wedge-tailed eagles, Southern Right whales, dolphins, and more.  Enjoy the surf, discover the local attractions, have a BBQ, dine out locally or have a massage in the comfort of your own cottage.  Or simply do nothing and de-stress.  For more information, visit: www.greatoceanroadcottages.com.au |  www.theboomerangs.com.  Must be used prior to December 2012.  Not available during Easter and 2012 long weekends (Jan 26-28 March 9-12, June 8-10, and Nov 2-6).

Value:  $2000  |  Donated by Mark and Roz O'Loughlin 
  
  

Eco-Escape to Villa Hansa – Pererenan, Bali, Indonesia  (#AT.005)
  


Nestled within a small village and surrounded by the rice fields of Pererenan, south-west Bali, the four-bedroom
Villa Hansa abounds with spirituality, culture, Balinese traditions, and locally-sourced organic food. Built 2007, this eco-friendly riverside property blends contemporary and traditional Balinese styles and is filled with exquisite antique pieces. Interacting with the local community and fully staffed by a welcoming team of ten, Villa Hansa offers a relaxed introduction to Balinese life. The location is a surfer’s dream, just 300m from one of several excellent surfing beaches along this beautiful coastline -- Pererenan Beach is a mere 300m walk away and the legendary surfer’s haunt, Echo Beach is ten minutes by car.  This delightful property sleeps 8 and also features an 18m infinity-edge pool, centre-stage of pretty gardens leading down to a river and terraced rice-fields, and a yoga room.  Villa Hansa is also a short drive from Seminyak, Bali’s most cosmopolitan enclave.  

Value: $3500  |  Donated by Lance and Sophie Derrickson

 


East Cape Beach House & Surf Adventure – Los Cabos, Mexico  (#AT.006)

 

 
Relax and enjoy Baja with a one week stay at this newly built 2 bedroom, 2 bath villa located directly on the beach in the East Cape area, 20 miles outside San Jose Del Cabo. This is the premier surfing zone in Los Cabos with many uncrowded and semi-secret right point breaks in the area, including a surf break directly behind the house. If you enjoy solitude, secluded empty beaches, bonfires and water sports, this is the place. The solar powered house includes a gourmet kitchen, A/C, large family room with satellite TV, covered 2nd story deck, BBQ, and outdoor Jacuzzi. Includes use of beach toys including tandem kayak, 2 stand up paddleboards, fishing and snorkel gear. SUV and 4Wheel Drive transportion are not included Sleeps 4 to 6 people. Subject to availability; must be used in 2012.
 

Value: $5000  |  Donated by Sean and Kathryn Downs

 

 
 
 

A Divine Week at Dusun Bhinneka – Canggu, Bali, Indonesia  (#AT.007)
  


Canggu is a charming, pastoral village blessed with verdant sawahs (rice terraces) that extend down to a large, panoramic stretch of coastline of black sand beaches -- where surfers will discover a plethora of beach breaks and reef breaks.  Canggu is a tranquil area ideal for relaxing and observing the daily rhythms of Balinese village life, but is also just 10-15 minutes away from Seminyak, where you can explore numerous top-end boutiques, restaurants, spas and more.  You and up to seven guests will enjoy 7 nights’ stay at Dusun Bhinneka, a private luxury villa just 200+ meters from the ocean in Canggu.  Our location is in walking distance down the beach to at least 6 fun surf breaks, including Echo Beach, Perenenan and Canggu Sandbar.  The luxury villa has 4 bedrooms, kitchen, pool, a relaxation bale for massages, cinema room, Koi pond, on-site staff and more.  This private residence was designed with a blend of traditional Indonesian architecture with modern Western niceties...Primitive Plush. It has 3 separate main structures on the site... Most calendar dates are available and extending your stay beyond 7 nights may be possible.  Final details shall be arranged with the owner.  More details...
 

Value $5600   |  Donated by Dr. Jennifer Titus and Steve Titus


 
 

 

Stunning One Week Stay at Casa Olivetta -- Spello, Umbria, Italy   (#AT.009)

 

 
Casa Olivetta is an elegant stone house that sits 5km above the charming, medieval town of Spello, Italy, where you will take in dazzling views of the Umbrian Valley and hills of Spello.  Spello is one of those special Italian villages that, if you happened to drive past, you'd feel compelled to detour and discover -- it's perfect for walking and discovering Roman architecture, medieval churches, as well as exploring art, including the famous Pinturicchio and Perugino frescoes.   Casa Olivetta is centrally located for day trips by car or train to Rome, Florence and Siena.  Visits to Assisi, Perugia, Bevagna, Trevi, Montefalco and Spoleto are all within a 30 minute drive.  The region offers a wealth of foods and drink for gustatory indulgence -- wine, cheese, meats and olive oil unique to the area can be enjoyed in the many ristorante, osterie and enoteche.  The home features 3 bedrooms that are air conditioned and decorated with an eclectic mix of antiques and wonderful Italian Frette linen. The bathrooms are unashamedly modern. There's an inviting, comfortable feel throughout with color splashed gardens and a stunning 12m pool.  The property also offers an abundance of outside entertaining and living space. 
 

Value: $3000  |  Donated by Greg and Anne Fields