VIDEO: History riff on 1971 Phil Edwards Hobie Gun
SNEAK PEEK VIDEO #3: Phil Edwards Hobie Gun
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 16 July, 2012 : - - The Surfing Heritage Vintage Surf Auction presented by Quiksilver Waterman Collection has posted up the third (3 of 12) auction "Sneak Peek" videos. Installment number three highlights a unique and rare piece of California Gold, a circa '71 Phil Edwards Hobie Gun
Sneak Peek #3 July 2012
In high school, Phil Edwards began a relationship with Hobie Alter that spanned his career. He shaped boards for Hobie in 1959 - the year Gidget ignited a frenzy. Board orders went through the roof as the once privileged sport of surfing had gone public. By that time, much of Oahu's North Shore had been conquered by the first wave of California hellmen. Phil had first ventured to Hawaii in 1955 but what yet to have an impact on big-wave surfing. The Californians had turned Sunset, Makaha and Waimea into battle zones. But one place remained taboo - Pipeline. For the day's equipment - wide, heavy planks - it was suicide. In 1961, Edwards casually changed all that. He stroked out on a sunny 6-foot day, powered through the drop, made it to the beach and opened the floodgates. Instantly, Pipe was surfable. - Jason Borte Courtesy Surfline.com
"California Gold" is the theme of the Surfing Heritage Vintage Surf Auction presented by Quiksilver Waterman Collection. Surfboards and memorabilia with a California flair from the '20s through the '70s. The Surfing Heritage Auction Advisory Committee has already coalesced a solid selection of "Gold" from various donations and sellers and are actively searching for more. The committee is anticipating between 50 - 60 pristine vintage surfboards for the live auction and at least 40 items for the silent auction.
The Surfing Heritage Vintage Surf Auction presented by Quiksilver Waterman Collection will benefit the Surfing Heritage, a 501c non-profit dedicated to preserving, presenting and promoting surfing's heritage. The Surfing Heritage Vintage Surf Auction presented by Quiksilver Waterman Collection will take place on May 11, 2013 at the Orange County Fairgrounds in the new state-of-the-art events building "The Hangar". In addition to the Saturday auction, there will also be a VIP cocktail reception on Friday May 10, 2013 (location tbd).
The Surfing Heritage Auction Advisory Committee consists of Fernando Aguerre, Bolton Colburn, Spencer Croul, Keith Maynard Eshelman, Barry Haun, Robert C. Mardian, Dick Metz, Steve Pezman, Dan Pincetich, Randy Rarick, Boyd Scofield, Erwin Spitz and Carey Weiss. The auction's executive producer is Scott Bass of SWB Inc.
WHEN: Saturday May 11, 2013
WHO: Surfers, vintage surfboard collectors, buyers, sellers, enthusiasts, historians
WHERE: The Hangar, a state-of-the-art events building; Orange County Fairgrounds
WHAT: Surfing Heritage Vintage Surfboard Auction presented by Quiksilver Waterman Collection
WHY: To benefit the Surfing Heritage Foundation dedicated to preserving, presenting and promoting surfing's heritage
Author: Scott Bass / Steve Pezman / Erik Derman
Tags: Surfing Heritage Vintage Surf Auction, Pacific System Homes, Swastika Model, Waikiki Model