JANUARY 27, 2013 — SURFING NEWS — SURF NEWS — THE SURFING HERITAGE VINTAGE SURF AUCTION presented by Quiksilver Waterman Collection
SURFING NEWS — SURFING NEWS — TOP 5 SURFING STORIES OF THE WEEK AND MUCH MORE SURFING NEWS — SURFING NEWS — THE SURFING HERITAGE VINTAGE SURF AUCTION presented by Quiksilver Waterman Collection –
w/ Scott Bass (surfer) and Jeff Baldwin (surfer)
Congrats to Peter Mel Winner of the Mavericks Invitational 2013 – this guy has been a Mavericks Champion for years and now he has officially sealed the deal!
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SEGMENT BROUGHT TO YOU BY SURFING HERITAGE VINTAGE SURF AUCTION PRESENTED BY QUIKSILVER WATERMAN COLLECTION TAKING PLACE MAY 11 AT THE ORANGE COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS: GET TICKETS AND INFORMATION AT :
The Surfing Heritage Vintage Surf Auction presented by Quiksilver Waterman Collection – May 11, 2013 at the Orange County Fairgrounds
The theme is “California Gold” and the Surfing Heritage (SH) is focusing on just that, boards and memorabilia with a California flair from the ’20s through the ’70s. We’ve already coalesced a solid selection of “Gold’ from various sellers and are actively searching for more. We’re anticipating between 50 prime vintage surfboards for the live auction and at least 40 items including surfboards for the silent auction.
Randy Rarick, a member of the Surfing Heritage Auction Advisory Committee, and a great friend of the Surfing Heritage, has lent his auction expertise to the Surfing Heritage and will also serve as the emcee of this gala.
Please put the Surfing Heritage Vintage Surf Auction presented by Quiksilver Waterman Collection (May 11, 2013) on your radar!
Two auctions 1) SILENT and 2) MAIN LIVE. There is something for everybody.
You walk in at noon at you start previewing the over 100 surfboards and 75 silent auction items in the auction – unique and rare boards. Many of them from the SHF collection.
This is a NO RESERVE auction; 80% of the boards in the auction have NO RESERVE on them. Meaning of course that the item will sell no matter what.
For example: On the auction block is a Mickey Munoz shaped Positive Force IV HOBIE single fin with the classic Bill Ogden Hobie artwork, sort of spacey, trippy early 70s vibe to the artwork on the HOBIE logo. This board the opening bid is set at $100 — NO RESERVE, this board could sell for $100. SO you don’t have to have deep pockets to be a part of & to enjoy this auction. There will be something for everybody.
A.R. Gurrey Jr. The Surf Riders of Hawaii
on the auction block
exceptionally unique and rare booklet
the Father of Surf Photography
This book is the first publication ever done exclusively about surfing
each one is handmade and hand assembled using photographic prints
these books were created in 1914 by A R Gurrey Jr – a surfer; first ever surf book, magazine, representation of surfing by a surfer — not an outsider;
He understood the nuances of surfing, he understood what it took to be a surfer; he understood the joys and pleasures of the sport
Gurrey opened up one of the first art galleries in Honolulu
He was a member of the Ho’e He’e Nalu surfing club — the locals club;
Significant because he could have joined the Outrigger Canoe Club, which was more or less a haole upscale club; but Gurrey JR was asked by the local surfers, Duke Kahanamoku and his brothers, to join their club – he’e nalu.
He was tight with the Hawaiian local beach boys; he was one of them; and chose to be with them.
the first person to dedicate himself to taking pictures of surfing and the first surfer to take water photos of the surfing
AR Gurrey was married to Carolyn Haskins Gurrey – a famous photographer in her own right from Honolulu
a flood and a fire wrecked the family home in Honolulu and all of his phtoographic negatives were destroyed – making these images ultra rare one of a kind a very sought after by collectors.
The Father of Surf Photography — AR GURREY JR. The Surf Riders of Hawaii
I showed this booklet to Art Brewer, Jeff Hornbaker, Jeff Hall, and other surf photographers at a meeting last month, and they were all absolutely blown away that we have by booklet.
Of course they all knew the AR GURREY Jr story and they all agreed adamantly that he is/was the father of surf photography.
His booklet — the GURREY FAMILY copy — will be on the auction block May 11, in the main live AUCTION!!
There are only six known copies of this booklet in existence today.
Last year one of these booklets sold at Sotheby’s auction house for $37K.
We are auctioning off the ultra rare FAMILY COPY – from the Gurrey family — of The Surf Riders of Hawaii
Other items on the auction block:
Tom Carroll’s personal rider Pat Rawson 8′ 3″ gun – this is the board he rode to victory in the Hard Rock World Cup at Sunset Beach — this is the winning board!
Two of Tom Curren’s personal riders a six channel single fin from The Search shaped by Hamish Graham and a Maurice Cole Hawaiian Gun — Both Tom Curren personal rides.
An incredible Phil Edwards Honolulu #1 with perfect provenance – original owner dear friend of Phil Edwards and Endless Summer marketing icons R. Paul Allen.
ARTISTS WHO WILL HAVE WORK ON DISPLAY AND FOR SALE DURING THE SILENT AUCTION FROM CALIFORNIA GOLD:
Bob “the Greek” Bolen
Hillary Amborn Bergantz
John Van Hamersveld
THE ENTIRE DAY WILL BE A CULTURAL HAPPENING WITH GREAT FOOD AND DRINK, WORLD RENOWNED ARTISTS, EPIC CLASSIC CARS, VIPS WITH AUTOGRAPH SIGNING QUIKSILVER AMBASSADORS INCLUDING PETER MEL & OTHERS (TBD!)
TONS OF GREAT CALIFORNIA GOLD INSIGHT AND EXHIBITIONS, FILMS, LIVE MUSIC, SILENT AND LIVE AUCTION, PHOTOGRAPHS, JUST A GREAT DAY FROM
NOON- 9PM AT THE OC FAIRGROUNDS.
AUCTION ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Fernando Aguerre, Spencer Croul, Keith Maynard Eshelman, Robert C. Mardian, Sharon Marshall, Dick Metz, Steve Pezman, Dan Pincetich, Randy Rarick, Boyd Scofield, Erwin Spitz, Cary Wiess, Denny Michael, Randy Hild, Paul Strauch
About SURFING HERITAGE The Surfing Heritage is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving, presenting and promoting surfing’s heritage for the appreciation and education of current and future generations; and to achieving our goal of surfing being more accurately understood, represented and enjoyed.
Focusing on the complete spectrum of surfing’s history and development, including but not limited to significant surfboards, photography and the full range of other forms of information and objects of cultural value.
Establishing a world-class museum/resource facility, including an outreach program that creates exhibits and develops venues for effective traveling and/or off-site display: that this facility might serve as a symbolic center for the wave riding culture in the United States, dedicated to the understanding and appreciation of surfing as a sport, lifestyle, and culture.
Building a community who actively support the Surfing Heritage Foundation with fundraising, promotion and advocacy.
TOP 5 STORIES :
#1 Jack Beresford Wins U.S. Kneeboard Championships at Huntington Beach Pier
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 25 January, 2013 : – – Jack Beresford of San Diego reclaimed the Open Championship at the 10th Annual KSUSA U.S. Titles today in Huntington Beach. The win earned Beresford his fourth KSUSA U.S. title.
Beresford was challenged in the Open Final with impressive surfing from former U.S. Champ Bill Lerner, first-time Open finalist Sam Coyne, and Huntington standout Pat Evans. Sixty kneeboard surfers competed over two days and were treated to summer-like weather, chest-high peaks and Santa Ana conditions on the south side of Huntington Pier
Established in 2003, Kneeboard Surfing USA is dedicated to promoting the sport of Kneeboard Surfing through competitions, kneelo gatherings and other activities.
1- Jack Beresford,
2- Bill Lerner,
3- Sam Coyne,
4- Pat Evans
#2 ASP imposes sanctioning rules for club events this year
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 25 January, 2013 : – – The Gold Coast’s best surfers have been banned from representing their clubs in contests by the sport’s governing body. The Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) has imposed strict sanctioning rules which now prohibit the likes of Joel Parkinson and Mick Fanning from competing for their local boardriding clubs.
In a statement issued to the Bulletin, the ASP denied the surfers had been banned but confirmed the rules had changed. “The surfers have not been ‘banned’ from surfing in this event (or any event like it) at all,” it read. “The rule is and has always been no WCT (World Championship Tour) surfer can surf in an non-sanctioned event.
#3 Wanning, Hainan, China — The International Surfing Association China Cup has begun. The 8 participating National Surfing Teams, along with their 48 surfers, traveled from every corner of the globe to compete in tropical Wanning, on Hainan Island in the South China Sea, for the second annual event.
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#5 BIG WAVE SURFER MIKE PARSONS BROKE HIS BACK AT OB LAST WEEK DURING EPIC SWELL
Former pro, XXL winner and big-wave charger Mike Parsons suffered a near fatal freefall on a triple overhead wave in San Francisco on Sunday.
After seeing the forecast for more long-period NW swell and offshore winds all weekend, Snips drove up on Saturday with Taylor Knox and Garth Tarlow. They were the first to paddle out in the middle of the beach at 7:00am on Sunday. “It was amazing out there, I was having the best time; everyone was getting waves,” Snips said. “I was having a blast. About four hours into the session, I was looking for one in, and a nice set was coming. I paddled for the third wave, thinking I’d get in a little early with a chip shot out the back.”
Turned out to be not the case. “I thought I was into it, then suddenly realized I wasn’t. I took two more strokes and tried to stand up in what turned out to be the lip. I freefell, and remember my feet hitting my board for a second, then my head hit the water really hard.”
Hard enough to get serious whiplash and crack the C7 vertebrae in his neck. “I thought I was paralyzed under water,” he said. “I had that crazy tingly feeling. My right arm worked a little bit, but it felt like it was dangling; like it had been ripped off my body ’cause I had no feeling.”
Luckily, Snips was wearing flotation. He finally surfaced and tried getting on his board, which wasn’t working. He saw a surfer paddling out and started screaming. “I was so lucky,” Snips said. “He paddled right over to me, ditched his own board, and helped get me to shore. He really saved me, ’cause I couldn’t swim on my own — the whiplash had made my body numb. (Thanks, Charlie Vaughn! Beers on me.)”
“I don’t know if I would’ve surfaced without the floatation, ’cause I couldn’t move,” he said. “I learned for sure — the waves were solid 10 to 12 feet, and when you’re in beachbreak that big and go unconscious, nothing can really help you. It’s almost funny wearing flotation at a beachbreak, but it’s a no-brainer for me. I could paddle and duckdive fine.”
Parsons will spend the next six weeks in a neck brace, but he’s expected to make a full recovery.