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California Gold Spring 2024 Wrap Up

The Spring 2024 California Gold Surf Auction ended a little less than a week ago. It’s always worth browsing through the selections and seeing where everything landed. In the preview post I wrote before the lots went live, I singled out four boards: a balsa Diffenderfer single fin (my personal favorite); an 80s…

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California Gold Fall 2023 Auction

Greetings, Shredderz! It’s officially fall, which means northwest swells and five figure price tags on Greg Noll Miki Dora “Da Cat” Models. That’s right, as the seasons change the annual California Gold Surf Auction is back, and as always, there are a bunch of really cool boards for sale. Here’s a link to…

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“Free Ride” California Gold Vintage Surf Auction

Greetings, Shredderz! I imagine at least some of you reading this attended last weekend’s Boardroom Show. Somehow I still haven’t yet been to the main San Diego show, which I can’t defend. As always, the show coincides with an installment of Scott Bass’ California Gold surf auction. The latest installment of the auction…

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California Gold: Colors. Lines. Shapes.

Greetings, Shredderz! Scott Bass’ long running California Gold Vintage Surf Auction has another set of boards for sale, which you can view here. This collection is titled “Colors. Lines. Shapes.” and as you might expect, it’s got some collectible sleds up for grabs. Here are some favorites from the collection and some overall…

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California Gold Surf Auction Summary

Greetings, Shredderz! Earlier this week the latest installment of the long-running California Gold Surf Auction wrapped up. Here is some quick analysis of the results from the “Barns, Rafters & Honey Holes” auction. As a reminder, here’s a list of all the lots, along with the final prices. First and foremost…who the hell…

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California Gold Vintage Surf Auction Recap

Greetings, Shredderz! Another installment of the California Gold Vintage Surf Auction is in the books, and here are some thoughts on how everything went. You can still view all of the auction lots here, and I also wrote a previous post featuring some of my favorite boards in the auction. First, classic 60s…

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Guns, Wood & Beyond: California Gold Vintage Surf Auction

Greetings, Shredderz! It’s that time of year again: Scott Bass’ California Gold Vintage Surf Auction is back for 2021 with a fresh batch of collectible surfboards. Bidding closes this Friday, and you can check out all the lots here. The auction more or less contains what you’d expect. Classic 60s longboards still seem…

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California Gold 2020 Final Recap

Greetings, Shredderz! The 2020 edition of the California Gold Vintage Surf Auction closed over the weekend, and we finally get to see how much people were willing to pay for a wide selection of top shelf vintage sticks. Keep in mind that the prices below don’t even cover the 15% buyers’ premium, or,…

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California Gold Vintage Surf Auction 2020

Greetings, Shredderz! Scott Bass’ Boardroom Show and its accompanying California Gold Vintage Surf Auction were originally scheduled for May 2020 before Covid-19 ruined everybody’s plans for the year. While the in-person aspects of the show have been delayed, if not outright canceled, the auction continues online. Bidding commenced yesterday on a fresh lot…

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