Thursday, July 23, 2009

Wooden boards fetch big bucks

At the Hawaiian Islands Vintage Surf Auction that is on at the moment, a few records have been broken. A Bob Simmons foam and wood sandwich board from 1949/50 sold for $40,000 . A 1955 Matt Kivlin 10ft 4" Balsa board went for $39,000 along with a Tom Blake 13ft 8" paddle board for $20,000. Interestingly enough they are all on their way to Australia. Be nice to see the Simmons at the Fish Fry or Wooden Board Day. Oh well you can only dream.

So guys you never know the board you build in the garage today may be worth a whole lot more sometime down the track.

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