Surf Junkie Club NFTs Mint Tomorrow
"Almost everyone spells it out, saying “en eff tee.” The brave call them “nefts.” The enlightened have never had the word cross their lips."
- The Verge, 'NFTs, explained'
And with that bon mot behind us, let's join the unenlightened.
A month after Wave Riders Club, the world's first surfing NFT, whimpered to a close, and Surf Punks NFT, the world's second surfing NFT, traces the same downward course, comes Surf Junkie Club the world's third surfing NFT which is surely bound to succeed.
Minting for the first round of SJC NFTs happens tomorrow, however it's currently difficult to find out how much they'll mint for as the link on the website is out of order. A quick visit to their Instagram page shows tomorrow's minting as worth 200 Brazilian Reals, or AUD $57. Though that's an introductory price with the second batch costing B$300, or AUD $85.
By comparison, after heavy spruiking by founder Ian Cairns, Wave Riders Club minted at $275 last April, however only 62 of the 5,000 NFTs were sold, sending the price down to $22 before a pulse could no longer be detected.
Of course, NFT purists will tell you the concept has nothing to do with money and is purely about the art. On that score, rather than rendered clip art, SJC NFTs are individually created by renowned Brazilian designer Marcello Serpa, each a rendition of a surfer yet coloured like a macaw.
The club aspect shouldn't be underplayed either, as when you buy an SJC NFT you join a club already attended by economic luminaries such as Donovan Frankenreiter, Carlos Burle, and Bruno Santos. The gang can't wait to meet you.
In other news, this week Facebook reported it would soon exit NFTs, while Sesame Street announced it was entering the NFT market.