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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Press release #4

4th Biennial QUIKSILVEREDITION HAWAIIAN ISLANDS VINTAGE SURF AUCTION

Honolulu (Tuesday, July 24, 2007) - The fourth biennial Quiksilveredition Hawaiian Islands Vintage Surf Auction reached record heights this past Saturday, July 21st, with over $650,000 in sales and a 94 per cent sell through rate. By comparison, the previous Vintage Surf Auction, held in 2005, turned over $300,000 - a record at the time. A portion of sales from this year's auction will be donated to the Outrigger Duke Kahanamoku Foundation Scholarship Fund.

Surfboards - both foam and wooden, were the top performers, shattering records and far exceeding all pre-auction estimates. The

"With only three of these boards known to be in existence, this was the equivalent of a car collector coming across a special edition handmade Ferrari," explained auction producer Randy Rarick.

Hot on the heels of the Buzzy Trent model was the highly prized, original, 5-foot, redwood "Alaia" board from 1895, that sold for $27,000. In all, the six wooden boards in the auction fetched in excess of $100,000.

"While many of the foam boards were collectible because of their notable shapers and riders, the wooden boards are highly desirable purely because of their historic significance," explained Rarick. "They are true artifacts."

Record-breaking prices were fueled by a stellar turnout of surf stars from the 1960s and '70s, who were in attendance to auction off their own personal equipment. Among them were four-time world surfing champion Mark Richards, Pipeline Masters champions Gerry Lopez and Rory Russell (Hawaii), and 'Sultan of Speed' Terry Fitzgerald (Australia). All were very gracious in signing autographs and personally presenting their items.

Friday's "Antique Roadshow"-style pre-appraisal was a harbinger of what was to come with hundreds turning out, waiting in line for up to four hours to have their gems and junk appraised by a panel of experts. The diamond discovery was a Pat Curren balsa surfboard from the late 1950s, brought in by retired Hawaiian Airlines pilot Mel Souza, who flew the airlines' last DC3. The surfboard earned pride of place among Saturday's main lots and sold for $7,500.

"The board was still in great condition and had a very cool story to it," said Rarick. "Pat Curren was commissioned to make the board for a rental concession at the Outrigger Canoe Club, but being a shaper of high-performance boards, it was too narrow and thin to do well for a novice renter. That's how this gentleman came upon it and bought it back in the '60s."

Rarick says it's too early to know if he'll be prepared to host another auction in two year's time, but promised he will never say "never".

"Honestly, I'm overwhelmed," Rarick said. "This auction was so incredible. It was a shock to me how it turned out. It was a huge job but the amount of satisfaction to be gained from an event like this is unbelievable. It was an experience for all - bidders, sellers, as well as myself."

To view all final results from the auction, please visit www.hawaiiansurfauction.com


4th Biennial QUIKSILVEREDITION


"Jaws", Duke and a Decade of Surfboards Go Under the Hammer July 21, 2007

Honolulu (Wednesday, June 20, 2007) - More than a quarter of a million dollars worth of cool, quirky and highly coveted surf items are locked in for next month's 4th biennial Hawaiian Islands Vintage Surf Auction, presented by Quiksilveredition, at the Blaisdell Center, Honolulu, July 20 & 21, 2007. Ranging from every surfer's nightmare - the jaws of a 15-foot great white shark, fully preserved, with all ferocious teeth in tact, to a collection of 1920s redwood surfboards that is expected to fetch more than $10,000 a piece, there are more than 100 items to bid for. A portion of all sales will go to the Outrigger Duke Kahanamoku Foundation Scholarship Fund.

Recent additions to the auction include a 1969 painting of Duke Kahanamoku, by Mary McRae Dukes, that will likely top the $10,000 mark (pictured below); a fully operational "Surf Champ" pinball machine from the '60s (pictured below); and a stunning collection of unpublished photographs, taken by veteran Australian surf photographer Jack Eden in 1963 at the Makaha International surf contest. This set of images includes iconic shots of the West Side, scenes of the Makaha International surfing contest that show thousands gathered on the beach, as well as visions of that early era.

There are a total of 70 surfboards spanning 100 years to go under the hammer. The cream of the crop is expected to be the 11'0" Buzzy Trent Model Surfboards Hawaii gun shaped by Dick Brewer, that will likely exceed $15,000. Icon boards of pro surfers Larry Bertlemann (Hawaii), Gerry Lopez (Hawaii), and former world champions Shaun Tomson (South Africa), Margo Oberg (Hawaii) and Mark Richards (Australia) are also expected to draw high bids.

A few spots are still being held open for select items from the "Antiques Roadshow"-style appraisals that will take place between 12 noon and 4 p.m. on Friday, July 20, 2007. Members of the public are invited to bring in their personal surf-collector items for a free, professional appraisal.

Those outside of Hawaii will still be able to bid via the live online auction on Ebay. There will also be a silent auction featuring 100 smaller collectibles that include trophies, surfwear, posters, decals and photos.

This week's "Peek of the Week" can be previewed at www.hawaiiansurfauction.com, along with complete information about bidding and other auction details.

The Hawaiian Islands Vintage Surf Auction will run in conjunction with the All-Collectors Show 2007 at the Blaisdell Center.

Press Release #3

4th Biennial QUIKSILVEREDITION


Antique Road Show-Style Appraisal & Live On-Line Auction Bidding Announced

Over 100 years of Island influenced vintage surfboards, art, Hawaiiana and surf memorabilia from the turn of the century to the early ‘80s.

Honolulu (Thursday, May 24, 2007) - With more than 90 per cent of auction lot space for the fourth biennial Hawaiian Islands Vintage Surf Auction, presented by Quiksilveredition, already filled, attention is turning to the Antique Road Show-style appraisal that will be held on Friday, July 20, 2007, the day prior to the main auction. A handful of spaces are being held for special items that surface between now and then, and from the appraisals. The wave of international interest from collectors and enthusiasts around the world has also led curator Randy Rarick to offer a live auction online via Ebay.

"We've been overwhelmed by the rarity and quality of items that have surfaced for this year's auction, as well as the incredible amount of interest it has garnered," said Rarick.

"I'm really excited about the Antique Roadshow-style appraisal that we allow anyone to bring in their antique surf items. We're going to get to see some real treasures that wouldn't otherwise come out into the open. In previous years we've only seen items that collectors are willing to part with. But with the appraisal portion of the auction this year, I know we're going to see some incredibly rare and valuable pieces."

Recent items to surface for the auction include the first known drawing of a surfer that was published in 1831, as well as the first known article about surfing that was published in 1822. There are also personalized boards of key surfers and shapers, as well as never-before-seen art. All items in the auction are a minimum of 25 years old.

Along with the live auction and appraisals, there will also be a silent auction of smaller collectibles that include trophies, posters, decals and photos.

The popular "Peek of the Week" is now up on www.hawaiiansurfauction.com, along with complete information about bidding and other auction details.

The Hawaiian Islands Vintage Surf Auction will run in conjunction with the All-Collectors show at the Blaisdell Center. A portion of proceeds from the Vintage Surf Auction will benefit the Outrigger Duke Kahanamoku Foundation Scholarship Fund.


Friday, July 20 & Saturday, July 21, 2007 Open for viewing each day.
Friday: free appraisals Noon-4p.m.
Saturday: open from 10a.m.-5p.m., Silent Auction 2-4:30 p.m.m, Main Auction 5-9 p.m.
Viewing is free.

VENUE:
Blaisdell Center, Honolulu, Hawaii
Galleria & Pikake Room
Held in conjunction with the Hawaii All-Collectors Show 2007
Proceeds to benefit Outrigger Duke Kahanamoku Foundation Scholarship Fund.


Randy Rarick
Tel: (808) 638-7266
Email: surfpro@hawaii.rr.com
Website: www.hawaiiansurfauction.com

IMAGES ARE AVAILABLE AT hawaiiansurfauction.com
For Media Information:
Jodi Wilmott, OCEAN PROMOTION
Tel: (808) 258-8533
Email: oceanpromotion@hawaii.rr.com
P.O. Box 223 Haleiwa, HI. 96712

Press Release #2

4th Biennial QUIKSILVEREDITION

Treasures from Surfing's Past Go Under the Hammer July 20/21, 2007

Over 100 years of Island influenced vintage surfboards, art, Hawaiiana and surf memorabilia from the turn of the century to the early ‘80s.

EVENT DATES:
Friday, July 20 & Saturday, July 21, 2007 Open for viewing each day.
Friday: free appraisals 12p.m. to 4p.m.
Saturday: open from 10a.m. to 4p.m., followed by live auction thereafter.

VENUE:
Blaisdell Center, Honolulu, Hawaii
Galleria & Pikake Room
Held in conjunction with the Hawaii All-Collectors Show 2007
Proceeds to benefit Outrigger Duke Kahanamoku Foundation Scholarship Fund.

Honolulu (Monday, April 23, 2007) - The fourth biennial Hawaiian Islands Vintage Surf Auction, presented by Quiksilveredition, has uncovered a new round of true surfing treasures that will go under the hammer at Honolulu's Blaisdell Center 12 weeks from now, on July 20 and 21, 2007. Over the past three events, more than $750,000 of highly prized surf collectibles have changed hands and this year's lots look certain to carry the total past the million dollar mark. As has been the tradition, a portion of all sales will be donated and this year's beneficiary is the Outrigger Duke Kahanamoku Foundation Scholarship Fund.

Among this year's highly prized discoveries is an original 5-foot, redwood "Alaia" board from 1895, built to ride steeper, faster-breaking surf around Hawaii's more rugged shores, as opposed to the gentler 'rollers' of Waikiki. The thinner, shorter, lighter Alaia allowed for responsiveness and dexterity and was the most popular board of the time.

An 11-foot Buzzy Trent Model "Surfboards Hawaii" elephant gun from the 1960s, shaped by Dick Brewer, is expected to fetch in excess of $15,000.  With less than 20 of these known to have been produced, it is described as being the "Ferrari" of the big-wave surfboard world.

Beyond surfboards, some of the first published documentation of surfing from the early 1800's has surfaced. There's also a painting by Hawaiian artist J. Llaine Colquhoun from the '40s depicting surfers at Waikiki which comes from the Buster Crabbe estate in Lanikai. Crabbe, a surf enthusiast and old-time Hollywood actor, was raised in Hawaii, graduated from Punahou, was a 1932 Olympic 400m swimming gold medalist, and made over 100 movies in his lifetime. (Photo of this art attached below.)

With the recent shift of collectors' attention to professional surfing's early years, items from the 1970s are "really gaining in popularity", according to the surf auction's curator, Randy Rarick.

"We've got a large contingency of collectors coming from Australia and Japan this year and they're super hot on items from the '70s," said Rarick. "With the surge in surf-collecting in those countries we've noticed that vintage items are fetching higher prices over there, so with the value of the dollar at the moment, the Hawaiian Islands auction is very appealing to them."

Items of interest from the '70s include Gerry Lopez's (Hawaii) very last 'Lightning Bolt' surfboard and his winner's check from his first Pipeline Masters victory; four-time world champion Mark Richards' (Australia) surfboard that he rode to victory in the 1979 Duke Kahanamoku contest at Waimea Bay; and South Africa's 1977 world surfing champion Shaun Tomson's personal Tom Parrish-shaped Waimea gun.

With a handful of slots still open, Rarick is on the hunt for a few special items to round out the show. There will also be a number of slots reserved for the "Antique Road Show"-type appraisal that will take place the day prior to the auction itself. Top appraisers in the surf collector's field will be on hand to appraise individual items brought in by members of the public with the opportunity for some of these to go under the hammer.

To consign or submit an item, please contact:
Randy Rarick
Tel: (808) 638-7266
Email: surfpro@hawaii.rr.com or visit the website: www.hawaiiansurfauction.com

Press Release #1

THE QUIKSILVEREDITION HAWAIIAN ISLANDS VINTAGE SURF AUCTION

WHEN: Friday, July 20 & Saturday, July 21, 2007 Open for viewing each day.

Friday: free appraisals 12p.m. to 4p.m.

Saturday: open from 10a.m. to 5p.m., followed by live auction thereafter.

WHAT: Over 100 years of Island influenced vintage surfboards, art, Hawaiiana and surf memorabilia from the turn of the century to the early ‘80s.

WHERE: Blaisdell Center , Honolulu , Hawaii - Galleria & Pikake Room

Held in conjunction with the Hawaii All-Collectors Show 2007  

Proceeds to benefit Outrigger Duke Kahanamoku Foundation Scholarship Fund.

After the unprecedented success of the biennial Hawaiian Islands Vintage Surf Auctions of 2001, 2003 and 2005, QUIKSILVEREDITION is proud to announce that the event will return to the Blaisdell Center in Honolulu again this year, on Friday, July 20 th and Saturday, July 21 st – the main auction taking place on Saturday evening.

This time around, the HIVSA will include an antique roadshow-style component, where top appraisers in the surf collector's field will be on hand to appraise individual items brought in by members of the public. Of those items, slots will be set aside for inclusion as main auction lots.

The auction itself will feature one hundred years of Island influenced vintage surfboards, art, Hawaiiana and surf memorabilia from the turn of the century to the early ‘80s. One hundred items for the main auction lots and another 100 items for the silent auction.

As has become a tradition at this event, many of surfing's characters, craftsmen, legends and heroes will partake in a gathering of the surf ‘tribe'. The last HIVSA enjoyed the company of Dick Brewer, Greg Noll, Ben Aipa, Matt Kivlin, Joe Quigg, Joey Cabell, Fred Hemmings, Ricky Grigg, Jock Sutherland, Buffalo Keaulana, Rory Russell, Mike Doyle, and many others.

Starting April 1st, previews of pieces to be auctioned can be viewed at www.hawaiiansurfauction.com , with new pieces to be added on a weekly basis.

The Hawaiian Islands Vintage Surf Auction is currently seeking items that will be offered this year. Whether it be an old surfboard, trophy, decal, surf magazine, or anything of a surf nature that is 25 years or older, if you would like to have it considered for auction, now is your chance. To consign or submit an item, please contact:

Randy Rarick

Tel: (808) 638-7266

Email: surfpro@hawaii.rr.com or visit the website: www.hawaiiansurfauction.com

IMAGES ARE AVAILABLE AT hawaiiansurfauction.com

For Media Information: Jodi Wilmott, OCEAN PROMOTION

Tel: (808) 258-8533

Email: oceanpromotion@hawaii.rr.com

P.O. Box 223 Haleiwa , HI . 96712


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