The Quiksilveredition Hawaiian Islands Vintage Surf Auction
Saturday, July 19, 2003
The Blaisdell Center, Pikake Room, Honolulu, Hawaii.
Held in conjunction with the Hawaii All-Collectors Show 2003
Proceeds to benefit the Hawaiian Lifeguard Association “Junior Guard Program”
Hawaiian Islands Vintage Surf Auction
Friday, April 5, 2003 – (Honolulu, HAWAII) – – After the unprecedented success of the first ever Hawaii Islands Vintage Surf Auction in 2001, QUIKSILVEREDITION is proud to announce that the event will return to the Blaisdell Center in Honolulu again this year, on Saturday, July 19th. With less than four months remaining before items go under the hammer, Surf Auction producer Randy Rarick is opening the door for items to be consigned.
The auction will feature surf memorabilia, Hawaiiana and surf collectibles and will feature a variety of classic pieces such as vintage Waikiki redwood and hollow surfboards, a 1930´s bathing suit from the Moana Hotel, big wave “guns” from the 1960´s, early ´70´s shortboards, including personal boards of Gerry Lopez, Barry Kanaiaupuni and Larry Bertlemann, surf movie posters, decals, old photos, and Duke Kahanamoku memorabilia, among other items. The Quiksilveredition Hawaiian Islands Vintage Surf Auction will also include one-of-a-kind island surf art and popular Hawaiiana pieces.
The first Hawaiian Islands Vintage Surf Auction was a huge success with more than 200 auction lots going under the hammer. Record sales generated over $220,000 with the highest ticket item a 1930´s Pacific System Homes 11 foot, redwood, balsa board that fetched $18,200.
This year the auction will again be held in conjunction with the Hawaii All-Collectors Show 2003, one of Hawaii´s most popular collector shows with over 200 vendors, and will benefit the Hawaiian Lifeguard Association “Junior Guard Program”.
Former professional surfer and renowned Hawaii surf promoter Randy Rarick produced the inaugural auction and will be back at the helm this summer. More than 40 years of travel, competing and promoting within the surf industry have afforded Rarick the best contacts in the business. Subsequently, he has access to some of the best collectibles from around the world. Unique surf articles and surf-related Hawaiiana pieces have already been gathered from Peru, Australia and the mainland, but all pieces are unique and specifically of a Hawaii theme.
“Surf memorabilia and Hawaiiana have become hot items for collectors around the world,” says Rarick. “Particularly, the Hawaii theme has become fashionable world wide and the collection of Hawaiiana pieces of historical value is becoming serious business.”
But Rarick believes that some of the best pieces are still hiding out here in Hawaii.
“We are hoping that word of this Vintage Surf Auction will encourage the public here in Hawaii to take a good look at old items they may have around their homes or tucked away in a garage or attic. We are looking to make this the best auction ever by uncovering pieces that have never been offered before. For sure, the best Hawaiian surf collectibles are probably right here in Hawaii. Those consigning pieces to the auction will receive 90% of monies raised with 10% being donated to the Junior Lifeguard Program.”Previews of pieces to be auctioned can be viewed at www.hawaiiansurfauction.com, with new pieces to be added on a
In addition to an excellent collection of items, some of surfing´s biggest legends will also be in attendance at the auction, offering up and personalizing some of their own most valuable pieces. Big wave legends such as Fred Hemmings, Ricky Grigg and Greg Noll will be present along with world class shapers such as Joe Quiqq, Dick Brewer and Ben Aipa. Stars of the ´70´s shortboard revolution will be there along with today¹s top pro¹s.
If you would like to assist the affair by adding an auction item, please contact Randy Rarick or plan to attend in person.
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For Further Information:
Randy Rarick, Producer
Hawaii Surf Promotions
Tel: (808) 638-7266
P.O. Box 460 Haleiwa, HI. 96712
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Jodi Young, OCEAN PROMOTION
Tel: (808) 638-7700 or cellular (808) 258-8533
P.O. Box 223 Haleiwa, HI. 96712
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