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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 step further.
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!
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