It’s finally here, the Mecca of vintage surfboard events, The Hawaiian Islands Vintage Surf Auction presented by Quiksilver Waterman Collection. On July 22 and 23, 2011, surfboard collectors from around the world will make the pilgrimage to the Blaisdell Center, Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii. Over the past two decades, vintage surfboard collecting has become extremely popular with the young and older generation of surfers. This auction has something for everyone, from early 1900 to 1980’s. If you plan to attend and bid, be sure to register http://hawaiiansurfauction.com/
and bring some serious money.
Which board would you bid to win?
Wednesday, June 1st Quiksilver and Partners and Spade celebrated Jamie Brisick and Mike Moir’s surf retrospective The Eighties at Echo Beach with the Hottest Hundred Yards book launch party and photo exhibit in downtown Manhattan. 500 guests attended the store front for an evening filled with everything representative of the radical era of surf in the 80’s that was EchoBeach.
From the custom 80’s boardshorts and tees to the vintage surfboards, wax and fins complete with Pacifico Beer in attendees hands the event paid homage to an important time in surfing history. 100 of the evening’s guests received an early-release copy of the book, signed by Brisick. Guests included designer Cynthia Rowley, surfers Herbie and Christian Fletcher, shaper Shawn Stussy, and many more.
Pictured: Andy Spade, Herbie Fletcher, Shawn Stussy, Christian Fletcher
The exhibition will be open to the public starting June 1, Saturdays 12-7 and Sundays 12-6, or by appointment at40 Great Jones Street,New York City.
Peter Schroff creation with some vintage ladies in the background.
Check out the board in the right hand side, a rare Christian Fletcher Surfboards, circa ’89.
Pictured: Julie Gilhart, Jamie Brisick, Chris Gentile