List of Most Expensive Surfboard

Auctioned or latest edition, we listed the most expensive surfboard found online.

$1.3 million – The Rampant

The board was created by New Zealand-based surfboard designer Roy Stuart a 3.2m long, made with timber from Paulownia – a tree native to Asia, And has a gold lion painted on with a red resin outline

 

 

 

 

$183,000 – Aureus

The board was created in a small studio in North Devon in England. it is considered to be the this intricately created. the board consists of a plating that is rampant throughout the fiberglass. made up with 24K gold manufactured by Ellie Miller

 

 

$100,000 Captain Kilgore’s Board

This Surfboard used in the filming of 1979’s cult film Apocalypse Now. At the Pacific Coast Vintage made by Reynolds “Renny” Yater.

 

 

$97,684.21 – Two surfboards Devon artist Damien Hirst

  • A red-painted board went for £38,000
  • The second green board sold for £21,000 to an anonymous
  • The sale of those, together with the Hirst boards, fetched a total of $97,684.21 USD

Made by Beachbeat in St Agnes,  they are now believed to be one of the most expensive surfboards in the world, it is likely they may not be splashed with sea water.

 

$75,000. – The Silver Bullet.

Marc Newson is a London based Australian designer and Dick Brewer the undisputed king of surfboard shaping since time began, and McNamara the collaboration makes a board with a perfect glide that could handle a 60-foot backdoor section at Jaws. Lord knows how all three got together, the board now is the most functional, futuristic and freaky ever produced.

 

$42, 000  -John Kelly Surfboard

Kelly was 9 yrs old when he got his first surfboard, a 7-foot redwood planked shaped by David Kahanamoku, Duke’s brother. From Catherine Toth of the Honolulu Advertiser by reshaping the underside of a friend’s redwood plank to give it a rounded hull, this “hot curl” design is credited with the development of big wave.

 

$40,000 Greg Noll’s Iconic Pipe Board

Greg “Da Bull” Noll in the 1950s and ‘60s, one of the biggest names in surfboard manufacturing. His boards are some of the most sought after in the surfing world, with one of his original balsa guns being sold to a US collector for $US40,000 in 2008.

However, it is the board he holds in perhaps surfing’s most iconic photo on the beach taken by John Severson at Pipe that most collectors, historians, and fiberglass freaks covet the most.

 

 

$32,400 – 1949 Pete Peterson California Point Break Board

know to be the first fiberglass board maker Pete Peterson. This surfboard was one of the first it has a hollow plastic mold, with a redwood stringer and sealed with fiberglass tape that can come in any length and width the person would like. The weight of the surfboard varies on the size of the board.

 

$30,000 Lightning Bolt board shaped by Gerry Lopez

“These surfboards were the state of the art back in the 1970s when Jack Shipley and I started Lightning Bolt Unlimited, Surf Co. Inc. The pintail shapes were designed specifically for riding the tube at the Pipeline, something that had not been done with a lot of success before that time. The sleek look of the shapes, as well as the unique individual color work of the glass jobs, had tremendous appeal to surfers visiting Hawaii from all over the US and other parts of the world. We sold a lot of these racy pintails because they looked great all lined up in the racks of our shop. Many of them ended up at beaches on the East Coast of America, Australia, England, Japan and other places where they really were unsuited for the local waves. They did, however, still look good on any beach anywhere.” By GERRY LOPEZ

 

$24,000 – 1934 Pacific Systems Homes ‘Swastika’ model

Introduced the Swastika model surfboard by Pacific System Homes in 1930s, it is the first commercially produced surfboard line, so-named for the swastika design that marked each board. this board symbolizes harmony and good luck in various cultures around the world, the swastika disappeared from Pacific System Homes surfboards with the rise of Nazi Germany, and the company changed the name to Waikiki Surf-Boards in 1938.

 

 $24,000 – Pat Curren/Yater ‘gun’ from 1963

 

 

 

 

$20,000 Greg Noll ‘Da Cat’ model from 1963

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5 thoughts on “List of Most Expensive Surfboard

  1. Beautiful collection! What about the, “Greek Eliminator Special Edition?” Any of Doug Hauts or Jack O’Neils surfboards?

  2. Thanks for posting! The tunnel fin on the Rampant is fascinating. You prompted me to look up tunnel fins. I see there’s a company in California making turbo tunnel fins – very interesting. I also saw a photo of a small tunnel fin on a board in the UK from the early 1960’s. I love the Greg Noll “Da Cat” model – it looks incredibly clean and classic! I’d love to have a board like that to display someday. Anyway, great post – thanks again.

  3. I have one of the first surfboards made by Pat Curren when he first opened his shop (garage) in Newport Beach. His decals weren’t even made up yet so the board just has a square piece of redwood in it with Pat Curren printed on a piece of paper. It was a 9’2″ board with a redwood-balsa-redwood stringer and tailblock and had a black reverse scag.

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