One day about two month ago I came out with this idea after Lance Slabbert ask me to make a finless surfboard. Now I swear I've never seen this before!!!
"Has anyone heard of this type of rare surfboard? Do you know anything about it or have any stories?! It is an "AUGA BOARD" made at Bing Surfboards in Hermosa Beach California USA during the late 60's. Tom Warren and Steve Barger (The Auga Men) rode these boards in the South Bay (Redondo Beach, Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach) doing 360's all over the waves. They then moved to Maui in the early 70's and tore the place apart on the Auga Board. They were in some movies doing many, many 360's at Lahaina Harbor by Steve Bingham Productions and Macgillivray/Freeman Films?! They were in Surfer Magazine. Gerry Lopez was impressed with their Auga Board.The board is 4'10" long, 22" wide, 18" nose (12" up), 21" tail, 4" maximum thickness, rocker- nose 3", tail 1/2", Concave in tail- 13" long by 14" width by 1 1/2" depth!, red color in the resin, a black pin line covering the entire bottom that says "Auga Board", Bing Surfboards late 60's logo on top. I showed the board to Bing Copland at his book signing in 2010 and he did not think there were any Auga boards with Bing logos that survived! Please contact me with stories or other information thanks. Vince Ray, firstname.lastname@example.org 310-370-1918"
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diego (Friday, 06 July 2012 21:16)
It's a board that attracts a lot of people, mainly out of curiosity. We have Elleciel's finless at NUSA. Santy rode it at the right at Bingin and got barreled. A kiwi customer, fully into alaias, had never seen anything like it before. He is coming back in a month to try it out at proper Bingin, a little barrel machine. His words: "I'll bring you over 10 pictures of me getting barreled on this little beauty." We'll see...
Vince Ray (Tuesday, 01 July 2014 16:53)
Great to see an AUGA! influenced board! Do you have photos or videos?!? Vince Ray AUGA! collector and historian. The AUGA! boaqrd was shown at the "Legecy of Bing" display at the Surfing and heritage and Cultural Center in San Clemente California in 3-8-2014. http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=legecy+of+bing&FORM=HDRSC3#view=detail&mid=63E7DFEE7059AA150AE063E7DFEE7059AA150AE0 email@example.com