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Surfing Heritage Vintage Surf Auction
On Saturday, May 11, the Surfing Heritage Vintage Surf Auction took place in Orange County, Calif. Money raised by the live auction benefitted the Surf Heritage and Cultural Center. The big money item was a 1949 Pete Peterson board which fetched $32,400.
A.R. Gurrey Jr.'s "Surfriders of Hawaii"
The most talked-about piece at the auction was the 1914 A.R. Gurrey Jr. book "Surfriders of Hawaii" (left). It sold for $28,000. Other pieces of history, like this likeness of Tom Blake (right), also were available.
How about owning a piece of Pipeline history? Anything with red rails, a yellow deck and a big old lightning bolt down the middle, la Gerry Lopez's early days at Pipe, is collectable.
Greg "Da Bull" Noll
If they would have let him, Greg Noll would have auctioned himself off. Instead he happily signed posters bearing his immortal Makaha stance.
Flippy Hoffman's "Ahwooo" board, shaped by Mickey Muoz and glassed by Fly Van Swae, measuring in at 15'3". (It was made from two 12-foot Clark blanks). It sold for $7,500.
Paul Naude, Fernando Aguerre
Collectors and investors, while Paul Naude (left) makes a bid to buy Billabong, he's still a surfboard lover at heart. Reef founder Aguerre's (right) La Jolla, Calif., house is like a museum.
Surfboards weren't the only thing for sale; there was also a large amount of surf-related artwork for sale, including an original "Endless Summer" poster and some big canvases.
This Weber Performer sold for $6,000. Built in 1967, it went for $1,500 more than was expected.
Tom and Maky Curren, Sam George
Tom Curren (left) and Sam George (right) came of age together surfing Rincon. Curren's legacy speaks for itself, and George is the man behind the new Eddie Aikau documentary. Curren's band provided the night's entertainment.
Thank you and good night
No, the car wasn't up for grabs, but just about everything else was at the highly successful Vintage Surf Auction.