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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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Lightning Strikes: Vintage Lightning Bolt Surfboards Auction

Greetings, Shredderz! Today we’re going to cover the recently concluded Lightning Strikes auction. Put on by the folks at California Gold, Lightning Strikes focused specifically on Seventies Lightning Bolt Surfboards single fins. I was curious about the auction for a number of reasons. First and foremost, Lightning Bolt is still likely the most…

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The Boardroom Show / California Gold Surf Auction 2019

Greetings, Shredderz! It’s that time of year again: the Boardroom Show is almost upon us. For those of you unfamiliar, the Boardroom Show is an annual event that showcases the surfboard manufacturing industry. Sadly, I won’t be in attendance this year, but I’ll be keeping a close eye on the proceedings. While there’s…

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