Long-time Surfrider Foundation supporter and art gala donor, Robb Havassy donates “Emerald Cove Rights” to tomorrow’s gala.  Robb painted this piece using acrylic on a recycled wood cabinet door.

Former fashion model for designers such as Ralph Lauren and Calvin Klein, Robb Havassy, began his artistic career at the age of 26 when he received a beginner’s art kit as a gift.  Since then he has collaborated artistically with the surf industry’s biggest brands including Reef, Hurley and Sector 9.  He has an art-based clothing line, which debuted in China last year, and “eco-friendly” sandal line.

Balancing his commercial success, his passion for social and environmental concerns is evident in his philanthropic contributions.  In addition to continually donating to the San Diego Surfrider Foundation Art Gala, in the past decade he has helped raise over $200,000 for domestic and international wildlife and preservation organizations.

For more information, please visit: www.havassyart.com.