My good friend brought this recent ebay.com.au listing to my attention.
A truly remarkable original example of the design with a sad story attached.
The owner had only recently purchased the board in 1980 when he was involved in a motorcycle accident that kept him out of the water ever since.
|I've posted this pic of Cheyne in 1981 before but it bears repeating.|
The other amazing ebay.com posting of late was this incredible Al Merrick shaped comp board built for Tom Curren in 1983.
It sold for what can only be described as the bargain price of US$1600 considering Channel Islands currently make this model and retail them for about US$800.
|What a piece of surf culture history!|