The Best Shooter You’ll Ever Own
Three weeks ago, the surfing world lost two of its most skilled hands and one of its kindest hearts. After slipping into a coma, Al Byrne, legendary shaper and charger, succumbed to injuries sustained in a motorbike accident in Bali. The New Zealander’s Hot Stuff boards were weapons of choice for men like Kong and Rabbit […]
Three weeks ago, the surfing world lost two of its most skilled hands and one of its kindest hearts. After slipping into a coma, Al Byrne, legendary shaper and charger, succumbed to injuries sustained in a motorbike accident in Bali.
The New Zealander’s Hot Stuff boards were weapons of choice for men like Kong and Rabbit in the 70s and 80s, and Al used his Airforce experiences to perfect aerodynamics, and maximising and minimising resistance. His channel bottoms were unrivalled, and they drove he himself through countless Indo barrels. Like a boss.
One of the last boards Al ever shaped is now up for auction. The proceeds will assist Al’s family with bearing the medical fees incurred during his final days in a Balinese hospital. Here is the message from Matt George:
“My Name is Matt George and this is one of the very last surfboards Allan Byrne ever shaped. My personal board. This original, hand shaped 7’2″ was designed for perfect spinning barrels and surfing at the speed of light. Allan Passed way in Bali in August 2013. He put a lot of soul into this board, you can feel it. Percentage proceeds from this sale will go toward the medical bills that were incurred at the Bali Hospital before Allan passed. We are attempting to help the family bear this financial weight. This board has been waxed once and ridden only once in the tubes of Padang Padang. It is in absolutely perfect condition, with the exception of one tiny, shallow pressure dent near the tail from its one session. This board comes hand signed by Allan, with original Allan Byrne fins. This is a rare animal. And believe me, it is magic. This board can practically surf by itself. Please bear in mind that this board is currently in Bali. Shipping costs must be paid by buyer. This can be very expensive. However, it is possible to have a surfing friend of yours carry it to your country if they happen to be returning from Bali. Help the family, help yourself. Highest offer gets the board. Starting at USD3000.00
Contact: [email protected] for offers and payment method.
Long live Allan Byrne.” – Matt George
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