Friday, July 31, 2009

Hawaiian Surf Auction:

We had a nice south swell while we were on Oahu. A steady 4 to 6 feet and off shore conditions. Not as many people surfing this year as in the past summers as the economy has certainly put a damper on travel. I attended the Hawaiian Surf Auction and saw over 100 surf related items change hands with over $750,000 going through the auctioneer’s gavel. A Matt Kivlin board went for $39,000 breaking the bar set 2 years ago for an 11-foot Buzzy Trent Model "Surfboards Hawaii" elephant gun that sold for $33,000.

With 379 registered bidders and thousands of interested viewers, it was the most well received auction to date. In attendance were the legends and the legends to be of our sport such as Joe Quigg, Matt Kivlin, Greg & Jed Noll, Bing Copeland, Matt Calvani, Bob "The Greek" Bolan, Bob "Ole" Olson, Dick Brewer, Mike Eaton, Ben Aipa, Charlie Galanto, Henry Preece, Buffalo Keaulana, Kimo Hollinger, Peter Townend, Bill Barnfield, Chuck Andrus, Mark Richards, Jock Sutherland, Rick Value,Ricky Grigg, Fred Hemmings, Danny Mack, Joey Cabell, Kathy "Gidget" Kohner- Zukerman, Bob Lundy, Dick Hoole, Jack McCoy and dozens of others.

Good times!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Shaped - The Movie

SHAPED, The Movie by Walter Georis, is making its premiere as part of the Surfing Heritage Foundation's Summer Surf Film Series. On Saturday, August 1, SHAPED follows surf industry pioneers as they tell their stories of the halcyon days of the 1960s, a seminal time that would come to capture the essence of the surf industry as it's known today. Featuring early and contemporary legends such as Robert August, Mickey Muñoz, The Meistrell brothers, Corky Carroll, Joyce Hoffman, Henry Ford, Mike Doyle, Bing Copeland, Terry Martin, John Peck, Bruce, Dan, and Wes Brown, Bill Stewart, Skip Frye, Rusty Preisendorfer, Tom Morey, Bill Hamilton, Greg Noll, Mike Haley, Renny Yater, Gene and Peter Van Dyke, Robert "Wingnut" Weaver, Randy French, Danny Brawner, Pat O'Connell, Bill Stewart, Jennifer Smith, Jim Driver, Evan Slater, Doug Haut, Nat Young, Pat O'Neill, and Sam George.

Filmmaker Walter Georis whose band The Sandals, brought us the iconic theme music from The Endless Summer, has also been working on a documentary of his band, and we will have a number of very special, limited edition pre-release copies available for you to purchase at this event.

The VIP Reception runs from 5:30-7:00 and includes; meet and greet with the stars, appetizers, 2 drinks, premier seating, and costs $35. Doors open to the general public at 7:00 pm and those seats are $10. The evening will offer fun Opportunity Raffles with lots great prizes. Hotdogs, popcorn, candy, and beverages will be available for purchase. Please be sure to buy your tickets early, VIP seats go quickly! Pre-sale tickets are on sale now at the Surfing Heritage Foundation. Contact or at 949.388.0313 x0.

The Summer Film Series will be held at the Foundation's cultural heritage facility located at 110 Calle Iglesia, San Clemente, CA 92672. Be sure and arrive early to allow time to view our special shaping exhibit of surfboards designed by Carl Ekstrom and Thomas Meyerhoffer, Jim Driver photographs, and surfboards from Casa Romantica's "The Masters Of Shaping," their first-annual surfboard shaping and art exhibit. With additional support from FUEL TV, Casa Romantica, Jay's Catering, Primo Beer, Red Bull, Smart Water, Vita Water, and Popchips.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Taking all offers

Friday, July 24, 2009

The hood

Thursday, July 09, 2009

Kalakaua Avenue

1961: SURFING | It must have seemed like a good idea at the time, but Honolulu Police Officer Mitchell Chang didn't think so. He pulled this unidentified cycling surfer "over to the side" on Kalakaua Avenue for a lecture on safety. He agreed the man had an ingenious way of getting himself and his surfboard to the beach, but advised caution. The cyclist was seen afterward walking down the street with the board under one arm and maneuvering the bike with the other.

Monday, July 06, 2009