What’s In Your Garage? – Vintage Surf Auction Seeks Collectibles
WHAT: The world’s largest auction of surf memorabilia, Hawaiiana and surf collectibles.
WHEN: Saturday, July 23, 2005 — opening at 11:00a.m., live auction begins at 5:00p.m.
WHERE: Blaisdell Center, Pikake Room, Honolulu, Hawaii. Held in conjunction with the Hawaii All-Collectors Show 2005
BENEFIT: Proceeds to benefit the Hawaiian Lifeguard Association’s “Junior Guard Program”
Over the course of the first two Hawaiian Islands Vintage Surf Auctions, the highest ticket items have been a 1930’s Pacific System Homes 11 foot, redwood, balsa board that fetched $18,200 in 2001, Duke Kahanamoku’s last surfboard that sold for $15,000 in 2001, as well as a balsa board shaped by Woody Brown that brought in $11,800 in 2003.
This year the auction will again be held in conjunction with the Hawaii All-Collectors Show, one of Hawaii’s most popular collector shows with over 200 vendors, and will benefit the Hawaiian Lifeguard Association “Junior Guard Program”.
Starting April 1st, previews of pieces to be auctioned can be viewed at www.hawaiiansurfauction.com, with new pieces to be added on a weekly basis.
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, Mike Doyle and Greg Noll will be present along with world class shapers such as Joe Quigg, Dick Brewer and Ben Aipa. Stars of the ’70’s shortboard revolution, the likes of Gerry Lopez, Rory Russell and Barry Kanaiaupuni, will give insight into their submissions. Also, select surf artists such as John Severson, Jon Damm and Kevin Short have been commissioned to provide special pieces for this year’s auction.www.hawaiiansurfauction.com