People have been riding waves at Sunset Beach longer than at any other spot on Oahu’s North Shore. Names have come and gone, but through the years, one man created the benchmark by which all others are measured. Barry Kanaiaupuni rode unconventional equipment and became the first radical surfer at a time when others were still trying to merely survive. At arguably the most difficult wave in the world, there is little discrepancy over supremacy – Sunset belongs to BK.
KEY: O= Original, R= Repaired, RF= Refurbished. Condition of board rated: 1(worst)-10(best)
Length: 7′ 7″
Width: 18″ 3/4
BK Inspired 1970’s hawaiian mini-gun. Sleek red pigment top and bottom. Classic wood fiberglass brewer style fin. Note the positioning of this fin in relation to the tip of the tail. For those hard off the bottom turns at sunset or pipe. Yellow rail bolts. All original and a great representation of what was ridden on the North Shore in the 70’s. (o) 7/10
Length: 6′ 4″
Width: 20″ 1/2
Thickness: 2″ 1/2
Purchased this on Ebay few years back. Board was located on the North Shore. 1970’s pig shape for BK standards. Cool Blue / yellow tint. Not the most collectable BK, but different. I would consider selling it. make me an offer! All original with some minor dings repaired. (o) 7.5/10.
This was Barry’s personal board that he hand shaped and glassed himself. It was meant to have a smoke black tint bottom, but failure to strain the black pigment resulted in a unique black spotted bottom and lap. The black flaked over to the top causing an interesting peppering of the yellow tint inlay. Oversized deck Bolt and tight pulled in swallow tail with black glass on single fin. This board I purchased out of Randy R. Hawaiian Surf Vintage Auction 2007. This board has be totally restored to its original condition as stated above. Bitchen. (R) 9/10.
Width: 19″ 3/4
Thickness: 2″ 1/2
This is a cool early 70’s BK Bat Tail Bolt. This board has also been totaly restored by Randy R. Original fin, cool rail bolts. Check out the BAT TAIL! In speaking with BK, he only made a few of these back in the day. Rare piece of shape history here. (R) 10/10.