8′ Art Board with artwork by local artist HADS

Winning Bid: $750.00

Surfboard Souls Manly have teamed up with the incredibly talented local artist Tom ‘Hads’ Hadley, current Red Bull Doodle Art Australian winner, to collaborate on an artwork that reflects all things iconic to the northern beaches.
Over almost nine hours of work, Surfboard Souls Manly restored, prepared and painted the white base coat of the 8′ longboard for Hads to create his magic on.
Hads has created an awesome illustrated homage to Queenscliff and surrounds, incorporating the local landmarks and iconic symbols like the Manly Ferry.
Make the winning bid and you’ll be able to take home this unique work of art, while supporting suicide prevention on the northern beaches.
All funds raised from this board will be donated as part of Surfboard Souls Manly fundraising campaign for the 2023 Lifeline Classic by Lifeline Northern Beaches.
My name is Tom Hadley, I’m a 21-year-old Illustrator and interdisciplinary designer from Manly and the 2023 Red Bull Doodle Art Australian winner.
I had never tackled something this physically large to paint on before and was extremely out of my comfort zone painting this, and I’m stoked with the finished piece!
The design – I wanted to encapsulate the escape that surfing and being in and around the ocean offers. The beach is a rallying place for locals to form connections, lifelong friendships and forget about life’s daily stresses. In my art you can see that it incorporates rib vortices at the back of a wave when seen from under the water, something that is mesmerising when you see it in person. Along with a bunch of local and feel-good references to northern beaches surfing culture.
Whilst supporting local artists and surfers, the funds from the Lifeline Classic are raised specifically for crisis support and suicide prevention on the northern beaches and will be used to directly support people in need in our local community.
Mediums: Posca (Acrylic) Paint Pens, Acrylic Paint and Spray Paint.
Surfboard Souls Manly are a local mum and daughter team saving surfboards going to landfill, creating art for your home. They are a 100% verified carbon neutral local business. They are the 2023 Winners of Northern Beaches Highly sustainable local business awards and 2023 finalists in New outstanding business category. Their gallery/studio is located at 28 Bangaroo St, North Balgowlah.
Surfboard Souls Manly are thrilled their Eco Surf initiative has created an opportunity to support our community. They have donated almost 20 boards to local mental health services over the last 2 years, and the Lifeline Classic is one of the most rewarding as it’s 100% community driven and based. The Lifeline Classic is a special day of incredible humans creating community, igniting conversation about mental health and surfing!
2023 is the second time the Surfboard Souls Manly has been involved with the Lifeline Classic as team participants and raffle prize sponsors.


Explore the diverse Eco Surf Art services of Surfboard Souls Manly including:

  • Booking a trashed board pick-up collection, save it from landfill
  • Commissioning an art board to feature in your coastal abode
  • Booking a Creative Souls workshop for kids and adults
  • Requesting local fundraising support
You can book in a trashed surfboard collection or order a custom art board for your home via Instagram.



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Item condition: New

SKU: 21003023 Category:

Total Bids Placed:

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Highest bidder was: j*************m

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
j*************m 20 October 2023 4:35 pm $750.00
j****a 16 October 2023 7:32 pm $500.00
Auction started 13 October 2023 12:00 pm


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