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There’s No Such Thing As Surfboard-Buyer’s Regret

A day of boards, music, burgers, and beer at the Boardcollector Surf Swap.

style // Mar 22, 2017
Words by stab
Reading Time: 2 minutes

There’s no doubt that electronic commerce, aka buying and selling shit online, has an attractive expediency going for it. Which is why we’ve had a propensity to drift towards it in the modern age. Sacrificing the journey to the mom and pop shop down the street to wedge a few boards under your arm to “get the feel for them”, for clicking a button from the comfort of your couch when making purchases.

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Which is why it’s easy to forget how fun a good old-fashioned community board swap is. Friends, burgers, live music and a bigger plethora of boards than a retired ex-pro’s backyard shed, all in one place. Whether you come through with a specific model in mind, or happen to walk away with a new stick that catches your reactionary eye, there’s no such thing as buyer’s remorse when it comes to surfboards; right?

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On April 9, the Avalon Beach Bowling Club and Dunbar Park will be hosting the inaugural Boardcollector’s Surf Swap. An open-invitation soiree offering freshly-cooked grinds, craft beer, live tunes, and a generational selection of boards. Whether you like twin fins, single fins, bonzers, thrusters, longboards, or just grabbing a burger and a beer with some friends and looking at finely-tuned crafts in the park, there’s something for everyone. Nick Carroll and legendary surf journalist Phil Jarret will be coming by to give a talk, too. So, you might just learn something on top of all the fun.

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