Charity Board Auction for Bali

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Stu Nettle (stunet)
Swellnet Dispatch

Tonight, a vintage McGrigor single fin, painstakingly restored by Levi Jones and sprayed by Martyn Worthington, will be auctioned with all proceeds going to Project Nasi in Bali.

Project Nasi - 'nasi' means rice in Bahasa Indonesian - are a not-for-profit operating out of Denpassar who supply food staples and domestic needs to cash-strapped Balinese suffering under the pandemic.

The board is an early-70s McGrigor downrailer single fin with Uluwatu-inspired airbrush art on the bottom by Martyn. Martyn worked in the McGrigor factory around the time the board was been shaped.

Levi and Martyn have formed a formidable team both restoring old boards - such as this one - or creating their own functional art. Many of their boards are sold well before complettion, such is the demand for their work.

The board is shown below, and you can place a bid on the Vintage Surfboard Collectors Facebook page. The auction will run through to the following Thursday (16th September).

For more information contact [email protected]

Comments's picture's picture Thursday, 9 Sep 2021 at 2:16pm

Thanks for the support Stu, full details will be on the FB page tonight, plus Insta The board currently with Levi in NSW, east coast delivery included. Any questions just drop me an email [email protected]'s picture's picture Friday, 10 Sep 2021 at 12:13pm

NB Free delivery included between Wollongong and Noosa courtesy of Board Run

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monkeyboy Thursday, 9 Sep 2021 at 5:20pm

That is a beautiful board. The work you guys are doing is fantastic, well done.

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Troppo Thursday, 9 Sep 2021 at 7:19pm

What a work of art!! Beautiful.

Pretty confident it will be above my highest bid very quickly - at least I hope it does for the sake of the fundraiser.

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stunet Friday, 10 Sep 2021 at 11:18am

Top bid currently $700.

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Note please: Free East coast delivery is between Wollongong and Noosa, courtesy of BoardRun. If you are outside that area, please contact to arrange.

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Panman Friday, 10 Sep 2021 at 12:33pm

I couldn’t afford one in the 70/s and I am thinking I won’t be able to now
I hope it goes well what a trophy . I have always loved those airbrush boards
Tetapi singla pis.

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udo Friday, 10 Sep 2021 at 6:04pm
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Jason Milton Saturday, 11 Sep 2021 at 7:52pm

Ahh, what I'd do to get my hands on one of those beauties!

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stephen.ellis Saturday, 11 Sep 2021 at 8:49pm

800 is my first bid's picture's picture Sunday, 12 Sep 2021 at 10:55am

Thanks mate, got your message via FB.

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Horas Sunday, 12 Sep 2021 at 12:34am

Ha ha flashback Remember Mcgrigor boards from being a grommet in Brookvale in the70 's. I 've long since moved on.
A good cause's picture's picture Sunday, 12 Sep 2021 at 10:57am

Just jumped to $1700 to Jarrod. Direct message via FB is best, it’s also on Gumtree, plus mobile 0411 447644 works. Thanks everyone for the support.

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Spuddups Sunday, 12 Sep 2021 at 4:53pm

Sweet looking stick. Do you guys have any before and after photos?'s picture's picture Sunday, 12 Sep 2021 at 11:59pm

Before -

The board has had two owners since new, here’s the board’s story.
"Great to hear that my old board is going to get the royal makeover. I bought the board in 1977 from a friend’s dad who got a new twin fin.
Still have good memories: when I went up north with friend’s and camped out at Point Plomer, Hat Head or Arakoon and chased the waves around the area. Cold nights, cheap camping gear borrowed from friends and family, camp fires on the beach....Cresent Head was amazing.
Mostly though, we went to Cronulla, Narrabeen, Avalon. Had a fairly big wipeout at Avoca one time, wasn’t good, noticed a fine crack or two in the board after that.
I got a board or 2 after that and haven’t used that one for over 30 years. Cheers Mike"'s picture's picture Thursday, 16 Sep 2021 at 9:23am

Auction finishes tonight around 8pm, thanks everyone for the support, current highest bid $1700.'s picture's picture Thursday, 16 Sep 2021 at 9:20pm

SOLD $1800 to Terry. Thanks everyone, got a 70’s Jim Banks single fin getting restored soon, same plan.