The verdict is in.
BEST DAY EVER!!
The Green Cathedral Surf Swap went off without a hitch on saturday.
The vintage surf board swap on the front drive was well patronized with pre-1990's boards sold at prices ranging from $10 to $2800.
The Boardroom surf culture exhibition curated by Milly Hyde looked fantastic as did the contemporary surf art exhibition and Geoff Carters surf history talk. The Blue Scope gallery played host to the main event with tunes by DJ Nick and exhibitors from Uluadulla to Manly and even as far away as the Gold Coast.
Thank you all who exhibited, supported, promoted, volunteered and came along to enjoy the day.
Guess which one I bought?
The Boardroom exhibition
The beautiful natural ambient light of the Blue Scope gallery.
The day would not have gone so well with the help, support and smiling faces of the Cristian Surfers volunteers.
Aaron Hughes, you should be very proud.
Ray Colin's. He sure takes better photos than me!
World's best wife.
"Merry Xmas Boardcollector from your fans :-)"
Fans?? I have fans??
Thank you guys!
Eden from Dead Kooks was there with a beautiful selection of contemporary retro art craft.
Spunk records, the south coast's best surf tunes.
Out they come.
Geoff Carter from Surfreasearch.com.au gave a talk on the evolution of modern surf equipment.
There was standing room only.
Beautiful late 70's KC 7'1" single fin gun.
Geoff's pile of gold.
Treehouse shapes, work in progress.
Deus Ex Machina's Uncle Keith was there with the goods.
Young fella having a dig.
The high light of the day for many was 'Sarazine', the french crepe caravan.
Correct me if I'm wrong but according to my records the Town and Country Hawaii team riders who came to Australia to compete using Byrne boards during Phil Byrne's Clinker period 79-82 were Larry Bertleman, Dane Kealoa and Vince Klyne.
Peddler Pete's personal stash
When I saw this original McTavish Plastic Fantastic Vee bottom pull up I thought it was part of the surf history exhibition. The I relized it had just been for a surf.
Deals, deals, deals.
Spoons, spoons, spoons.
Artist Simon Perrini at work.
My experience as a 'expert vintage surfboard appraiser' from Sacred Craft and Randy Rarrick's Hawaiian Island Vintage Surf Auction was put to the test.
One of Bob McTavish's first attempts at a 3 finned thruster.
Otford Boardriders, A grade, Seniors division, Otford Dan, Otford Andrew and Aaron.
We wrapped the day up with an amazing live set by the coal coasts own Nighting gales, Shinning Bird.