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Wrightsville Beach, NC

Updated Hope From Helen Surf Silent Auction List







TO BENEFIT local & global charities


On Friday, December 3, 2010 join the local community for an amazing night of fun, food, music, and friends - all to support charity. The 6th Annual Hope from Helen Surf Silent Auction will take place from 6:30-9:30pm at the Blockade Runner Beach Resort in Wrightsville Beach and is sponsored by WBLivesurf.com and the Board Retailers Association. Admission is free.


Auction items include autographed surfboards, local art, framed photographs, jewelry, vacation packages, skateboards, snowboards, shoes, bicycles, spa packages, shopping sprees at area retailers, and many more amazing items. In addition, there will be a raffle with prizes given away throughout the night. Tower 7 Restaurant will provide food and local musicians, Bag of Toys, and Billy and Brian of ‘Shine, will perform live music for the event.


Hope from Helen (HFH) is a 501(c) 3, non-profit charity that supports local and global charities dedicated to health, education, the environment, animal welfare, and individuals and families in need. HFH was started in 2005 in honor of Helen Butler, who fought a courageous battle against lung and breast cancer.  Helen was the mother of Sweetwater Surf Shop managing partner and WBLivesurf.com owner, Tony Butler.


In the last few years, nearly $250,712 has been raised for different charities. Past recipients include the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), American Cancer Society, Lower Cape Fear Hospice, Sea Biscuit Wildlife Shelter, PAWS Place, Southport Oak Island Animal Rescue, New Hanover Humane Society, Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Hospital, Wrightsville Beach Sea Turtle Project, Life Rolls On, Adopt an Angel, Surfers Healing, Surfrider Foundation, Pink Ribbon Project and many others.  In addition, the memorial fund will provide support for local families with serious and terminal illnesses.


Anyone interested in donating items for the auction may drop them off at Sweetwater Surf Shop at 10 N. Lumina Ave, Wrightsville Beach.  All donations are tax deductible.




For more information, visit HopeFromHelen.com or www.wblivesurf.com or contact
Tony Butler at Sweetwater Surf Shop at (910) 256-3821 or tony@wblivesurf.com


Auction and Raffle Items Listed Below:


  1. Autographed Channel Island Surfboard by 10x World Champ Kelly Slater donated by Quiksilver
  2. Autographed Billabong Boardshorts by David Rastovich donated by Billabong
  3. Autographed Skate Deck by Bucky Lasek and Wee Man donated by Billabong
  4. Autographed Surf Prescription Surfboard by Donvon Frankereiter donated by Bluewave Dentistry
  5. 9'2 Meyerhoffer Surfboard donated by Global Surf Industries
  6. Private Cooking Class for 8 by Executive Chef James Bain/Surf Salt
  7. Crystal Pier Surf Photo on Vinyl donated by Julian Kehaya
  8. 6 Star Surfboard donated by Mike Connolly
  9. Nixon Headphones donated by Mike Connolly
  10. 2 night stay at Shell Island Resort donated by the Winslow Family
  11. Window Cleaning Package donated by Scott Sevast/Apex Professional Window Cleaning
  12. One Week of WB Surf Camp and a Surfboard donated by WB Surf Camp
  13. 1 soft top longboard, 1 week long camp (Wrightsville Beach, 1 weel long camp (Carolina Beach), 2 Private lessons, 4 T shirts and hats, 1 group 3 hour stand up paddle tour for 4 people donated by Indo Jax
  14. Alaia Wooden Surfboard donated by Engrain Surfboards
  15. Free Southern Living House Plan Study Set donated by Schmidt Development
  16. 3 Hour Tango Lesson for 3 Couples donated by Kent Boseman
  17. Jordy Smith Surfboard donated by Oneill
  18. Executive Chair Donated by MichaelFluther.com
  19. Sea Turtle Painting donated by Jacob Valashinas
  20. 7 Surf Book Package donated by Sweetwater Surf Shop
  21. Goody package Oneill Headphones, Goggles, and Roxy Sunglasses donated by Brad Harrell
  22. 40 Longboard Magazine collection donated by John Batounis
  23. Behind the scene tour of the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher donated by NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher.
  24. $100 Gift Certificate to Glenn's Tattoo donated by Glen Wilson
  25. $400 Gift Certificate to Glenn's Tattoo donated by Glen Wilson
  26. 2 Little League World Series Goody Packages donated by Liz Brown of the Little League World Series
  27. Wrightsville SUP Lesson and Tour Package donated by Chris Curry
  28. Two Advanced or Intermediate Surf Lesson by Jo Pickett donated by Crystal South Surf Camp
  29. 3 Sets of OnQ Legrand Outdoor Speakers and Volume controls donated by Trip Speight
  30. 1/2 day charter with AUI Charters donated by Phil Thompson
  31. Cork Wreath donated by Gladys Vasile
  32. 3 Hour Adventure Tour on the Cape Fear River donated by Captain C.R. Robbins and Cape Fear River Watch
  33. Autographed Tony Hawk Skate Deck donated by Quiksilver
  34. Beach Cruiser donated by Two Wheeler Dealer
  35. Balsa Surfboard donated by Bob Benson
  36. Josh Kerr Surfboard donated by Rusty
  37. Signed Surfing on the Cape Fear Coast book donated by Skipper Funderberg
  38. Original Beach Scene Oil Painting by Tami Cardnell donated by Denise Smith
  39. 9'5 East Coast Boards Classic Longboard donated by Two Guys Grille and Cape Fear Classics
  40. One Year Tow Boat US membership, t-shirt, hat, and more donated by Tow Boat US Wrightsville Beach
  41. Smith Optics Snowboard Helmet and Goggle Limited Edition Package donated by Joe Sheridan
  42. Allen Riggin Mini Simmons Shape donated by Surfers Healing WB
  43. 2 Pair of Oakley Sunglasses donated by Bame Hardware Carolina Beach
  44. Dry Cases and accessories donated by Dry Corp
  45. Goody package from Liquid Peace
  46. Skate One Skateboard and product
  47. Quilted Hammock and Pillow donated by Outer Banks Hammocks
  48. Firewire Surfboard donated by Firewire Surfboards
  49. Surprise Package and One day of delivering gifts with SHARE (non profit) donated by SHARE NC
  50. One Week Mountain House Retreat donated by Wes Blake
  51. Surf Related Comics donated by Memory Lane Comics
  52. Sector 9 Bamboo Longboard Skateboard donated by Fred Park
  53. 2 $75 Gift Certificates for Acupuncture donated by Jeffrey Schwartz
  54. 2 Night Stay with Breakfast on the Executive Level at Holiday In-Brownstone in Raleigh donated by Brian Brooks
  55. Tons of Sanuk Sandals donated by Sanuk
  56. 2 pieces of Da Kine Luggage donated by Da Kine
  57. L-Space Swimsuit Package donated by L-Space Swim
  58. 18 Ogio Backpacks donated by the Board Retailers Association
  59. Engagement Portrait Session donated by Mark Courtney Photography
  60. Wedding Photography Package 5 hours of coverage donated by Eric Von Bargen Photography
  61. One Year Full Membership to Evolution Mixed Martial Arts and Fitness donated by Jeremy Owens
  62. 28 Session Chiropractic Services donated by Dr. Kevin Johnson
  63. Rob Machado Surfboard donated by Reef
  64. Legends Autographed Jersey from the Reef Hawaiin Pro donated by Reef
  65. $250 Gift Certificate to the Jonkheer Jewelry Art Studio donated by Katie Elzer-Peters
  66. One Year Supply (12 Pairs) of Etnies Shoes donated by Sole Technology
  67. A Luma Quiksilver Watch donated by Quiksilver
  68. An"Eddie" package donated by Quiksilver
  69. Element Skateboard Package donated by Element
  70. Von Zipper Package donated by Von Zipper
  71. Plan B Skateboard package donated by Plan B
  72. 9'8 Greg Eavey Longboard donated by Paco Strickland
  73. 10' Greg Eavey Longboard donated by Mike Malone Family
  74. Original Fish Painting on Canvas donated by Abby Spangel Perry
  75. 2 night and 1 night stay gift certificates to Loggerhead Inn in Surf City donated by Logger Head Inn
  76. 2005 Oneill Sebastian Inlet Pro Jersey signed by event winner Corey Lopez donated by Allen and Amy McCauley.
  77. 6'2 Rawson Impala Surfboard donated by Mike Barden/Surf City Surf Shop
  78. "By the Sea"sterling silver pendant necklace donated by Jennifer Butler/Starfishy Designs
  79. Package of Future Fins donated by Frank Russel/Futures Rep
  80. Hour and a half yoga session on the beach for highest bidder and 9 friends donated by Jennifer Kostel
  81. $300 Gift Certificate to Christmas Light Pros of the Carolinas donated by Rene Wheat
  82. 2 4' x 4' pieces of art donated by Mike Breitfeller/Thrust Clothing
  83. Reef Footwear Family Package donated by Brad Beach/Reef
  84. Beach Book Package donated by Airlie Moon
  85. 2 Hour Wine Tasting Gift Certificate for up to 14 People donated by Logan Collins of Wines for Humanity
  86. $200 Gift Certificate to Kenny Barnes Portrait Studio donated by Kenny Barnes
  87. 3 1 Year Service Contracts for HVAC donated by Fulford Heating and Air
  88. A custom handshaped J Sun Alaia surfboard donated by Jason Andre
  89. A handshaped J Sun Body Surfing Handplane donated by Jason Andre
  90. Acrylic Painting "Water Street" donated by Marie Bridgewater
  91. Billabong Foil 4/3 Fullsuit, Billabong Foil Gloves,and Billabong SG5 Boots at Sweetwater donated by Ed Horger
  92. Book Package donated by Ed Horger
  93. Signed Tony Hawk Post Card donated by John Hanusek
  94. Haircut with Roby and products at Nsalo Salon donated by Roby Powers
  95. $40 off color service w/Cynthia at Nsalo Salon donatec by Cynthia
  96. Haircut w/Chris at Nsalo Salon donated by Chris
  97. Lance Armstrong Autographed Comback 2.0 Up Close and Personal donated by John and Mandy Morgan
  98. 2 Entries to the WARM Resolution Run and 2 Beanies donated by WARM/Ralph Konrady
  99. A full day (10 Hours) of handyman services along with a $200.00 gift card from the Home Depot to pay for materials donated by Beach and Barn Home Refinement
  100. Giclee print from illustration of Wits End in WB donatd by Robert Holst of Re-Eco Design
  101. Full 8ft Bed Truckload of Oak Firewood Delivered donated by Broadfoot Eco-Friendly Firewood
  102. Two Hawaiian Ti Plants donated by Tiko Losano
  103. "Love is Kind" Copper and Sterling Silver on  beaded cord necklace donated by Kim Beller
  104. Wisdom Teeth Package from Dr. Michael Hassan of Wilmington Oral Surgery
  105. 9'0 Greg Eavey Glider with glassed on single fin donated by Greg Eavey
  106. 6'7 Bill Boards Gloss Yellow Single Fin donated by Bill P
  107. Lots of Folia Jewelry donated by the Webb Family
  108. Oil Paste Rose Painting donated by Helen R. Watts
  109. One- Half Day Yoga Retreat for winner plus 3 Friends donated by Peace Healing Yoga
  110. 4 Beaded Wine Glasses and 1 bud Vase donated by Marci Afontaine
  111. Hand Made Clay Pot donated by Pots Amore donated by Debbie Hamilton
  112. 1 Hour Massage with Gregg Policari donated by Back in Motion
  113. Gift Certificate for One Week Chiropractic Services and Goody Package donated by Back in Motion
  114. One Hand Painted Plate w/gold acrylic piping donated by Sveta Long
  115. Original Pintail Longboard donated by Natural MFG/Original Skateboards
  116. Matted photograph of sunflower taken with Iphone donated by Dozian Hill
  117. $100 Gift Card to Home Depot donated by Home Depot
  118. More to come.....


WbLiveSurf - The Surfer's Source
  • No Logos = Flat or Really Bad. Pretty much unrideable! A good time to get other things done.
  • 1 Logo = Rideable but not good form. Might not be worth the time or effort but there could be a few okay waves.
  • 2 Logos = Could be fun. Rideable and a few okay waves to be ridden.
  • 3 Logos = Fun! Better than the average day. Worth paddling out depending on the surface conditions.
  • 4 Logos = Really fun. Paddle out if you can. One of the better days of the year.
  • 5 Logos = Rare Epic or All Time conditions. Quitting work or skipping school is an option but not encouraged. Why are you still reading the report! Paddle out now!

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