San Clemente native Justin Hawkins makes a first-time appearance as a donor to Surfrider San Diego’s annual art gala. A graduate of the School of Visual Arts in NYC, Hawkins is currently translating his “passion for surfing into expressionist prints focusing on the dynamics of the figure and its relationship to the sea.”

Be sure to check out Hawkins’ whimsical framed surf print “Wipeout,” pictured here, on May 21st at The Powerhouse Community Center in Del Mar.

Hawkins’ work has been featured in a number of publications including City Limits, The New Jersey Reporter and Brooklyn Bridge. For more information, visit