WORLD'S MOST EXPENSIVE
THE LONGEST LIST OF THE LONGEST
STUFF AT THE LONGEST DOMAIN NAME AT LONG LAST
What is the most expensive surfboard in the world?
There’s no doubt that surfers are
serious about their boards so it’s no surprise that the designs of these pieces
of equipment are constantly evolving and advancing. While the first surfboards
were created from just wood and therefore, awkward and heavy to handle, modern
surfboards are generally a mixture of polyurethane, fiberglass, and polyester
resin. Of course, surfers will add to that to include custom-made boards that
have designs, logos, or insignias on them because to a surfer, the board is
truly a work of art. However, there’s one designer by the name of Marc Newson,
from Australia, who has taken this thinking of boards as art and taken it one
Newson created ten surfboards that were meant to be
pieces of art as well as valuable and practical pieces of equipment. Each of
these boards stands at five feet and are nickel-plated then polished to a smooth
finish, so that it will cut smoothly through the water while one is riding the
waves. Newson sold the surfboards for $100,000 each when he was finished the
collection. One of these boards is on display at the Gagosian Gallery in New
York. It was donated after Garrett McNamara, champion surfer, used it during a
tournament and took a spill in the water, therefore losing his board. The next
day, he saw someone else carrying it and kindly took it back.
Not surprisingly at these prices.
However, there is one surfboard from this collection that has garnered more
money than them all. This surfboard sold at an auction for over $200,000 USD!
World's Most Expensive Surfboard
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