Lost Bolts.

With 1300 unread emails occasionally some VERY important messages slip through unread. 

"Hello, I have a surfboard that I am thinking of selling and don't know how much to ask for it. I am attaching some pics for you to see. I have had the board in my house for quite some time.  Would you be interested in adding it to your collection? Please let me know what you think.  Thank u Nancy"

- Pigment coat Gerry Lopez pintail.........Don't know how much to ask for it........

I don't even know where this one came from, but geez its a nice one too.

Kailua Gold

Simon wrote to say-

G'day, I found this board recently in a junk heap. 
Once I cleaned of the dust and wax this is what I found ....GOLD. 
All I know is that it is a 1979 model made in Kailua at the old factory it is 6'2" but very similar to the one on your blog so I thought you might be interested in seeing it. 

The unassuming pioneer, Gary Green

There are some sights, some smells, some pieces of music that immediately take you back to a time and a place.
Seeing the three elements of a black arched crescent spray down the rails of a force 9 thruster with a Billabong logo under the glass took me back to 1985 and troubled times of anti hero Gary Green, the surfer who like me, just wanted to have fun.

Did he make the cover of Surfer - Yes.
Was he ranked number 6 in the world- Yes.

Will I fix it up - probably.
Will I surf it - maybe.
Will I keep it for the sake of history - definitely.

Black rock before the Boggie boards

Did he want to surf pro comps in inland swimming pools - no.

 So he quit the tour and became the worlds first professional free surfer.
The fact he made that happen, made that a possibility, made that a real thing, at the end of a long and difficult road, if what makes this board special to me.