24/09/2013 | by Alex Dick-Read
Here’s an appeal to help the family of the late and very great surfer/shaper, Allan Byrne, who passed away recently in a motorcycle accident in Bali.
Byrne was renowned as the master of channel-bottom surfboards, boards that famously fly in perfect, hollow waves.
Here below is a request from one of Allan’s many friends and admirers – the Bali-dwelling writer, teacher and humanitarian activist, Matt George.
My name is Matt George and this is one of the very last surfboards Allan Byrne ever shaped. My personal board. This original, hand shaped 7’2″ was designed for perfect spinning barrels and surfing at the speed of light. Allan Passed way in Bali in August 2013. He put a lot of soul into this board, you can feel it.
Percentage proceeds from this sale will go toward the medical bills that were incurred at the Bali Hospital before Allan passed. We are attempting to help the family bear this financial weight.
This board has been waxed once and ridden only once in the tubes of Padang Padang. It is in absolutely perfect condition, with the exception of one tiny, shallow pressure dent near the tail from its one session.
This board comes hand signed by Allan, with original Allan Byrne fins. This is a rare animal. And believe me, it is magic. This board can practically surf by itself.
Please bear in mind that this board is currently in Bali. Shipping costs must be paid by buyer. This can be very expensive. However, it is possible to have a surfing friend of yours carry it to your country if they happen to be returning from Bali. Help the family, help yourself. Highest offer gets the board. Starting at USD3000.00
Contact: serfacademybali.com for offers and payment method.
Long live Allan Byrne.