Surf-A-Palooza: Apr. 11-18

WAIMEA E-BAY: What’s hiding in your garage? If it’s surf related, and if it’s Hawaiiana, you may want to give Randy Rarick a call. Rarick, producer of the Quiksilveredition Hawaiian Islands Vintage Surf Auction, is betting there are some classic pieces of Hawaiiana collectibles in, or lying about, the garages and storage rooms of homes across the Islands.

“We are hoping that word of this Vintage Surf Auction will encourage the public here in Hawaii to take a good look at old items they may have tucked away in a garage or attic,” explained Rarick. “We are looking to make this the best auction ever by uncovering pieces that have never been offered before. For sure, the best Hawaiian surf collectibles are probably right here in Hawaii.”

Two years ago, when Rarick first geared up for the event, he spent the better part of two months scouring underneath peoples’ homes and peeking up into the rafters of parking structures. “I found some really cool stuff. It was really kind of fun, like a big treasure hunt.” Already on the auction block this year are a classic Larry Bertlemann Coca-Cola swish twin-fin, a BK Sunset pintail, a Skill 100 planer owned and signed by Gerry Lopez, one of Ben Aipa’s Duke trophies and a Brewer gun from the 60s.

Sellers will get 90 percent of the sale, and 10 percent of the proceeds will benefit Hawaii junior lifeguard programs.

For Further Information: Randy Rarick, Producer Hawaii Surf Promotions Tel: (808) 638-7266 Email: surfpro@hawaii.rr.com.

Previews of pieces to be auctioned can be viewed at hawaiiansurfauction.com. And check back often because Rarick has just started adding stuff for this year’s auction. The sultan of Sunset promises new pieces will be added on a weekly basis. The auction takes place at the Blaisdell Center in Honolulu on Saturday, July 19th.

“SURVIVORS READY?”: Thought you would be interested to know that The WB network’s new reality/lifestyle surf series has a name. The show’s been titled “Boarding House: North Shore,” and it’ll debut on Wednesday, June 18 (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET). Special encore airings of the six episode series will run on Sunday nights from 9:00-10:00 p.m. ET.