Surfboard bargains aplenty at annual Coast board swap
SURFERS looking for a bargain or just to check out some of the sport's surfboard history are expected to flock to Marcoola this Sunday for the annual Board Swap event, staged by North Shore Traders Association.
The Board Swap raises funds for community projects and delivers an event to the middle of the September school holiday break.
Organiser Jay Pashley said shaper Darryl Homan of Noosa would display half a dozen boards from his collection that give a snapshot of evolving design over time.
There would also be everything from long to short boards and sea kayaks up for sale as surfers and other watermen look to offload equipment surplus to their requirements.
Mr Pashley said there would be a display of surfboards which have been converted to outdoor shower stands and speakers as well as surfboard racks and other surfing accessories.
"I think there were 70 surfboards sold last time,” he said.
"It's not a big fundraiser but it brings something to the middle of the school holidays and its a chance for surfers to reminisce or clean out the garage.”
Mudjimba Boardriders Club will be raffling a surfboard.
The North Shore community is also beginning to rally around Mudjimba apprentice carpenter Bill Hatton who is fighting for a state boxing title this weekend and potentially a place in the Australian Commonwealth Games team.
Businesses have contributed to a fantastic monster raffle tickets for which will also be on sale this Sunday at the Board Swap.
The Board Swap will be held from 8am to noon in the park adjacent the Bendigo Bank on the Marcoola South business strip.
DJ Jason Slack Smith will provide the sounds.