Erik Abel

Artist Ambassador

Erik Abel is an artist and surfer from Ventura, California. He’s spent the last 20 years surfing around the world, painting, and designing art. Sliding around on waves and pushing paint have been the two most influential aspects of Abel’s life. His focus on fundraising for ocean-related nonprofits allows him to use his creative talents to support causes he believes in.

Abel first got involved with Save the Waves when he designed the graphic for Patagonia’s fundraising tee in 2013. He’s the artist behind the 2015 Life is A Wave Event and looks forward to continuing to support the organization through his art. His original pieces have been featured in galleries across the country and abroad while his commercial work has attracted clients including Reef, Billabong, Sector 9 and REI. Original paintings, illustrations, and commercial design work can be viewed at