Auction: A century of surboards & collectibles on offer

Hawaiian Islands Vintage Surf Auction
Presented by Quiksilver Waterman Collection
Blaisdell Center, Honolulu, Oahu
22 – 23 July 2011

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Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 9 May, 2011 : – – Honolulu — Pre-registration has opened for the Hawaiian Islands Vintage Surf Auction, presented by Quiksilver Waterman Collection, and bidders from around the world are lining up for what promises to be an epic assortment of Hawaiian surf collectibles. The hammer will drop on Saturday, July 23, at the Blaisdell Center in Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii.
Held every other year since it began in 2001, the Hawaiian Islands Vintage Surf Auction has seen more than $2.6 Million worth of surf collectibles change hands. Auction curator Randy Rarick expects bidding to hit a fever pitch this year with the world’s top collectors already on board. Bidding will be limited to only 250 attending bidders, however online bids will be accepted in conjunction with the live webcast of the event.
“We have collectors coming from Japan, France, Brazil, Portugal, the U.S., and a huge contingent from Australia this year,” said Rarick. “Australians are serious about their surfing and know their history. In fact, they played a big part in revolutionary surfboard designs and that will be highlighted in this year’s collection. With their dollar so strong right now, and their natural affinity for all things Hawaii, they’re going to be in it to win it.”
Rarick has begun unfurling his “Peek of the Week” teasers and promises to roll out generations of highly coveted auction items over the course of the coming months.
“This auction will cover the gamut of surfboards,” says Rarick. “From early plank and laminated wood boards, to Tom Blake paddleboards, Hawaiian big wave ‘elephant guns’, and early day pro rider boards including those of Shaun Tomson (below) and Larry Bertlemann.
“We’ve even got Gerry Lopez’s board from the movie Big Wednesday, along with other artifacts from the movie like George Greenough’s water camera that shot the sequence of Gerry riding that board.”

Rarick is holding onto a handful of spaces for last-minute key items he believes will make the cut into the ultimate

100 auction lots. The lineup of items will be set and unveiled in totality 30 days prior to the auction, on June 22.

Each week between now and then, the “Peek of the Week” will feature a new item. Join us on Facebook to be the first

to learn about new additions.
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Surfboards are always the top drawcard, including these from over the years:
$40,000 1949/50 11’0″ Bob Simmons foam sandwich board.
$39,000 1955 10’4″ Matt Kivlin balsa board.
$33,000 1960s 11’0″ Buzzy Trent model Surfboards Hawaii, by Dick Brewer.
$25,000 8’0″ Lightning Bolt shaped by Gerry Lopez.
$20,000 13’8″ wooden Tom Blake Rogers paddleboard.
A portion of all auction sales will go to the Outrigger Duke Kahanamoku Foundation Scholarship Fund, and to the

Surfing Heritage Foundation. For those unable to attend in person, the auction will be broadcast live on the

internet with internet bidding in real time.
Friday July 22: Viewing from 12 noon – 6pm, Galleria Hall. Free Antiques Roadshow-style appraisals for the public.

Bring in your favorite piece and see if you own something of value!
Saturday July 23: Doors open for viewing at 10am, Galleria Hall. Silent auction 12noon-3:00pm. Main Auction 4-7pm,

Pikake Room. Free viewing. Bidders must purchase a bidding number.
A portion of all auction sales will go to the Outrigger Duke Kahanamoku Foundation Scholarship Fund, and to the

Surfing Heritage Foundation. For those unable to attend in person, the auction will be broadcast live on the

internet with internet bidding in real time.

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