Submitted by Cowabunga on Tue, 08/11/2020 - 19:25
I just replied in another post and mentioned handing down surf boards to grommets
I wonder if it happens any more now old boards often sell for more than my car...
It was something that seemed to happen when I was growing up and I did it often out of convenience to off load old surfboards
Some of the hand me downs were
weasel 6'4" sunrise,
Three gravelles 6'6", 6'8", 7'6"
collin ladhams 5'10"
don allcroft 7'10"
6'3" burford warrior
Peter Duffy 6'6" and 7' seahorse surfboards
Wayne dale 6'2"
Andy Inkster 5'9"
Kim Thompson 6' water cooled
Mint condition 10 or 11' triple stringer Dewey Webber the old man bought it for me when I was 13 couldn't lift it onto the roof of the old FB to get it to the beach
Dicky ford 6'2" and 6' Phil myers I left to the kids at vido village a sand bottom left
I'm certain there was a few more but memory evades me.
Yes I would do the same, Usually I leave them in Indo, but not practical ATM
Classic hand me down right at the end of this crews adventure through the Makran coast
I can't list all the boards but I've given away heaps of boards. Mostly to kids with crappy first boards, once mine are pretty beat up but still look ok I'll just hand them over to a grom. Been doing that for years. Probs only ever sold a couple, most I've given away.
Edit: The last four boards I've given away were a 6'0" JC, a 6'4" Channel Islands, a 6'2" Firewire and a 6'2" Simon Anderson. All to stoked kids.
Ive given a few away too kids in Indo, i have mixed feelings about it though.
I wont name the resort but i know of one resort in Sumatra that actually buys given boards off the kids just to stop the locals from getting into surfing.
Gave a 6'0 shorty to this little kid - about twelve years old, maybe 5 foot tall - who was skating out the front of my house. She was carving about on her skateboard, and I said "hey dude do you like surfing, it's just like what you're doing on the skateboard." and she started frothing out hard saying she sometimes goes surfing with her dad. Thought I would be a real local elder legend and pass on my beaten up board for her to keep learning on.
Ended up seeing her out not long after on a really good day, absolutely shredding on a tiny tiny board. Turns out she is one of those full grommet superstar kids and surfs twice as good as me. Fairly sure the board I gave her went straight under the house never to be seen again haha.
I picked up a cheapo 2nd-hander in Spain when we were there a few years ago. Rode it across the north coast to Hossegor, where we parked up for the Quik Pro. When it was all done and dusted we were heading up into the Pyrenees, so I left the board out the front of our Airbnb with a sign in bad French saying "free to a good home" (at least, that's what I intended it to say). It was gone by the time we'd packed our suitcases. I hope someone got some good use out of it.
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