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He`e Nalu Surfboards 1920-1950's














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The He`e Nalu collection resides on Kauai, Hawaii.
Most of these surfboards have been featured in Museum's in Hawaii and California.

All serious offers will be considered.

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#1) 1938 (Approx.) According to original owner Tom Blake custom built paddleboard, built for Tommy Zahn (14' 2" X 22" ) Condition 5.5

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We asked Gary Lynch the most renowned Tom Blake authority and he said ""It would be my opinion that as late as Blake met Zahn (as pictured in our book, and noted in our piece on Zahn in TSJ), and that Zahn was a fast endurance paddler, I can't imagine Blake creating anything of the sort (as pictured in images you sent) for Zahn. The metal gets really hot in the sun, and is also dangerous at times. The shape is very retro 30's and would not be a contender in Zahn's era."

Interesting note is design of deck patch matches painted version on Tom Blake production models.

Deck is extremely nice with Some scratches and slight dings, overall stunning piece to show from this side. Bottom has dried out wood that has craked in places but overall is solid. The bottom appears to have been stored poorly, unger a house possibly? The bottom also has 2 drain plugs partially drilled and one mouse/knott hole?.

Asking: $2000.00

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#2) 1930's - Tom Blake Style Hollow Paddle Board (12' 2" X 22-3/4")

Condition: 8

Note unique drain plug at tail and bottom roll.
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No label but contains unique back drain plug.

Asking: $2250.00
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#3) (1998) Tom Blake Style Hollow Surfboard (11' 11" X 19-1/2")

Condition: 10

One of the first authentic replica Blake's "Pointed Tail Model" crafted by Cyacus's Dirk Langer. Red antique finish

Asking: $750.00
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#4) (1930's-40's Style) Hollow Plywood Kookbox (10' X 23-1/4")

Condition: 7.5

Note all plywood construction
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Unique modified Blake in that this may have been made from the packaged templates of the 40's, that appeared in magazines and where sold with a template. The Easi-Build #247 "Surfboard" Pattern is a direct match to this board and was probably made using it. We have a mint copy of these plans that will come with board.

Asking: $1800.00
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