Hawaiian Islands Vintage Surf Auction
Presented by Quiksilver Waterman Collection
Blaisdell Center, Honolulu Oahu
22 – 23 July 2011
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Sneak Peek at The 6'5" Bob McTavish Morey-Pope Flex Tail
As the Hawaiian Islands Vintage Surf Auction counts down to hammer time, we will be unveiling a teaser of classic items that will be up for auction come July 22 23. Find out more about key auction lots at hawaiiansurfauction.com. We close out April with the 5'6" Bob McTavish Morey-Pope Flex Tail. Without a doubt, this is one of the most unique surfboards in the auction.
When McTavish introduced his version of the "V" Bottom to the California market in the summer of '68, he hooked up with George Greenough and went on to establish a shaping relationship with Tom Morey of Morey-Pope Surfboards. This particular board was McTavish's interpretation of a Greenough inspired flex tail, that would allow for enough flotation to be surfed like one of Greenough's knee boards, yet allow the rider to stand.
Finished in gunmetal gray bottom and lap, with battleship gray inset and smoke gray deck panel, offset by black pin lines. Greenough foiled flex fin and Morey-Pope logo with "McTavish Shaped" signature and serial number # 2329.
This is the only McTavish board of it's kind in existence!
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.
Quiksilver Waterman Collection presents: The 6th Hawaiian Islands Vintage Surf Auction Blaisdell Center, Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii — July 22 23, 2011
Friday July 22: Viewing from 12 noon – 4pm, Galleria Hall. Free Antiques Roadshow-style appraisals for the public. Maybe you've got something for the auction!
Saturday July 23: Doors open for viewing at 10am, Galleria Hall. Silent auction 1:00-3:00pm. Main Auction 4-7pm, Pikake Room. Free viewing. Bidders must purchase a bidding number.