15 June 22
Any day of the week you can find the gents at the legendary Table of Knowledge under the trees at Rainbow Bay on Queensland’s Gold Coast just kicking back, reviewing the surfing, and generally keeping an educted eye on proceedings.
And they’re now staging an auction – which for starters includes three very rare pedigreed Australian boards. Beyond that we’ve been given scant info so far, beyond it’s running on the 25th of this month - soon!
In the meantime, you can email Bill Scholer the secretary and treasurer of The Table of Knowledge Boardriders Club: email@example.com - and we’re sure Bill can give you more on how it’s going to run, and what other items are in the mix.
Apparently there are a lot more goods on offer. We will try to provide more info on next week’s NewsWire.
For now, here’s a little rundown on the three boards:
The hollow timber board was made in the mid-1930's by Bluey Russell who surfed the board in the 1939 Australian Surf Club Championships. It remains in great condition and has a large body of text relating to it's history.
The 10"6 Dick Brewer made this board in 1962 for Manly big wave surfer Bob Pike who went to Hawaii to learn to surf Waimea and Sunset. Bob is immortalized on the colour cover of Surfabout magazine surfing down a 20' Waimea special.
The 12' balsa board was made by Scott Dillon in 1962 for Wally Wallace who took the board to Hawaii to surf Waimea at 25' and big days at Sunset. The board weighs 42lb and has two stringers and a three stringer tail block.