My friend Ian had just surfed Breakwater, Venice Beach. Walking back to the car in the ally, he was approached by a homeless person. He asked Ian if wanted to buy some weed to help him get the bus back to Florida. Ian said “No – I’m cool but how much for the Stussy surfboard under your arm?” The guy said “Do you want to buy it? Give me $50.00.” After a few flip flop offers, Ian scored this late 1980’s Stussy for me for $30.00. It’s rough but worth it for the story.
The Longboard Collectors Club had their biggest turnout ever, December 2011, Doheny State Park, according to the president. It was a great frenzy of selling, swapping, and buying all day long. I was so busy- I forgot to take pictures. These are the only two I took.
Damion from www.boardcollector.com laid out his fantasy twin fin collection.
Don’t miss out on the next vintage surfboard event on the Huntington Beach Pier, March 2012. Go to www.longboardcollectorsclub.com for information.
If you’re in Oahu, July 22 and 23, drop into the Blaisdell Center in Honolulu for a great event featuring all things vintage surf or visit http://hawaiiansurfauction.com/
I’m here in Oahu, visiting family and the Hawaiian Vintage Surfboard Auction (July 22 and 23). I cruised into check out some surfboards at Aloha Board Shop and was pleasantly surprised to the ceiling full of vintage surfboards. Hanging from the rafters are boards from Aipa, Surfline, Town and Country, and a variety of others.
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?