Collector's item "Punta Rocas" painting up for sale
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 28 October, 2014 - The original painting featuring the world-class point break and location of the Claro ISA 50th Anniversary World Surfing Games will be auctioned to raise funds for the Municipality Surf School of Punta Hermosa, Peru.
Throughout the year the surf school offers free surf classes to underprivileged kids ranging from four years old to teenagers. The school provides free surfboards and classes for students from Punta Hermosa that are not able buy a their own wetsuits or surfboards.
The primary goal of the school is to show the kids how to surf, but more importantly to develop the youth of Punta Hermosa. The school gives an opportunity for the kids to learn new skills with a healthy activity and stay away from bad habits. Surfing has proven to be an option leading to a professional surfing career, as it has already been the case for many Peruvian surfers.
ISA President Fernando Aguerre commented: “Today we had very important guests, the children of Punta Hermosa. Thanks to the donation of the event art by painter Flavio Caporali, these and other children, will get to surf on boards that will be bought with the proceedings of the auction of the painting. Flavio is not just an amazing artist, he’s a top big wave rider and the nicest human being”.
Flavio Caporali, is the artist who created the painting of the iconic Punta Rocas line-up. The Brazilian painter has received so much from the Peruvian waves and the people of Punta Hermosa, that he wanted to give back to the community.
“I have lived in Peru for many years, and I have riden so many waves and had great friendships from all the local people I have met. Now I want to give something back to the community through my art, as a way of thanking them for the great experiences I have enjoyed here. I hope that through this initiative we can continue giving the children of Punta Hermosa a better future through surfing. I want to personally thank the continued support from the ISA and its President Fernando Aguerre, the Municipality of Punta Hermosa and its Mayor, Guillermo Fernandez, and our sponsors Sunset Surfboard, AIWIS (All I Want Is Surf) Clothing, Olas Peru – Escuela de Tabla, and Trattoria Don Angelo.”
The money raised from the auction will benefit the surf school with the goal of purchasing 10 new surfboards for the Municipal Surf School of Punta Hermosa and equipment like wetsuits and wax.
The original painting is available for auction on Ebay until this Saturday, November 1, at 8:45pm (local time) here