'Hey mate! Can I have a look at that board". Its literally years since I've had the opportunity to yell that out down at the beach.
Vintage surfboard collecting has become a lot more popular than when I started and seredipitous finds, once common place are becoming a lot rarer.
Of course the good news is these old olds are being bought, restored and cherished instead of ending up at the tip.
"How big is it? Oh, thats just my size.....would you consider selling it??"
Rarer but not impossible!
I drove away, stoked to realize that I could still get lucky and find a nice old Bertleman twinny out there.
Too bad its not the same in the water I thought, you can never find good, fun, uncrowded waves these days.
Especially on a day like today, a sunny Sunday in the school holidays.
I pulled up at the point,
3-4ft, a bit windy, but only 2 guys out.
Interesting to note that the by-line on the decal reads.
"Anything is possible- Larry Bertleman"
I'm pleased new find can replace the hole in my collection left when I foolishly sold this board a while back.
Larry, during an earlier visit to Sydney.