Now that that summer’s here and the beaches are beckoning, it’s almost time for the 6th Hawaiian Islands Vintage Surf Auction in Honolulu. Mint condition, historic surfboards are big draw and none of them will be attracting more attention than what organizer Randy Rarick calls the “ultimate warehouse find.” That would be Steve McQueen’s pristine 1963 ‘speed’ board shaped by Pat Curren and rescued from the actor’s airplane hangar in Santa Paula, California.
Most of the boards to be offered are vintage, which in this case means they must be more than 25 years old and in shape to ride—or hang. Items related to surf culture, including artwork, trophies, and surfware will be included as well. Past sales have included a $40,000 1949/50 11’0” Bob Simmons foam sandwich board, a $33,000 1960s 11’0” Buzzy Trent model Surfboards Hawaii by Dick Brewer, and a $25,000 8’0” Lightning Bolt shaped by Gerry Lopez. An unspecified portion of the proceeds will go to the Outrigger Duke Kahanamoku Foundation Scholarship Fund and to the Surfing Heritage Foundation.
Read more at Hawaiian Surf Auction.