About Us

Vintage surfboards, surfing memorabilia and all things surfing are our passion. Our vision is to keep the true soul of surfing alive. Here at Soul Surf, we are dedicated to providing our clients with an exceptional service through our enthusiasm, experience and knowledge. Seb first started the Soul Surf website back in 2005 when his passion for surfing and vintage surfboards became an idea to connect sellers and buyers. We have now grown into something truly unique, with connections to collectors all over the world.

We have a huge variety of surfboards for sale, including vintage surfboards, 70's and 80's retro boards, modern mals, replicas, shortboards, fish's, second hand surfboards, as well as our range of Soul Surf Designs custom made surfboards and our Hoku range of women's surfboards. With Seb having over 40 years of experience as a surfer, and many years of experience matching the right board to each person, he can definitely help you out. Surfing accessories and clothing are also available, as well as some unique surfing memorabilia including vintage surfing magazines and posters. We can also search for a particular board or piece of memorabilia for you, and as a VIP member, you will be kept up to date and notified when stock arrives in your area of interest.

 

Please note that we do not buy any surfboards or memorabilia

All second hand items on this site are sold on consignment only. We are a Licenced Second Hand dealer, so you can rest assured all of the boards and memorabilia are in trusted hands.


Wanted on consignment:

- second hand longboards in good condition

- vintage surfboards in excellent condition up to 1969


What makes us different and the best choice when it comes to selling your valuable items?

If you're wondering why you would use our services ... we have a dedicated following of genuinely interested surfboard and surfing memorabilia collectors, we have a large database of collectors who receive regular updates from us, and we receive on average 7,000 visits to our site per week. We also regularly advertise in surfing magazines, websites, local publications and Facebook promotions. We have sponsored team riders who regularly compete in the longboard circuit helping promote Soul Surf. Your items are targeted directly to a dedicated audience of genuine buyers. Also, unlike people who sell on the many auction sites available today, we are a licenced second hand dealer, and have been since 2005, so you can rest assured that you are dealing with a trusted company. Us being a licensed dealer equals full protection for you! Plus we have the knowledge and expertise to ensure you get the right price and we've been doing it for over 12 years. Take the risk out of your result. (see below of full details about our second hand dealers licence). Our premises are fully insured so your items are in safe hands.

 

Selling Surfboards

If you think you have a board that is something special, contact us, or check out our 'Wanted' area to see if what you have is on our list. We do not buy boards. Our aim here at Soul Surf is to keep the true soul of surfing alive, so we would love to help you make sure your board goes to someone who truly appreciates it, and for the right price. Keep in mind that not all old surfboards are considered collectable, so please check with us first. All surfboards on our site are on consignment, and we require holding the surfboard in our secure showroom. This is a requirement due to us needing to value the board correctly in person, and because most buyers will either prefer to see the board in person, or they phone us asking us for a detailed description (which we can only give if the board is in front of us). If you live interstate, we can organise freight so please contact us to discuss. We are a licensed second hand dealer and our premises are fully insured, so it's in good hands. We list your surfboard free of charge, and commission is payable once the board is sold. Commission is a flat fee of $70 for anything sold up to $365 or 20% of the sold price for anything sold for $365 or more.

Please note, we are happy to list your item free of charge, as long as we are the exclusive selling agent. If we see your board also listed on any of the auction sites, we will remove your board from our website. We do not value surfboards via email. Even with looking at photos, it is too difficult to give an accurate valuation. We are happy to value the board in person and you are welcome to come and see us in our showroom in Mona Vale. Please just give us a call before coming in so we can make sure Seb is here to value the board. We would also really appreciate it if you could please remove all wax and clean the board up  - makes it much easier to value the board and take photos for the site. Please also try to make sure all second hand boards have fins in them - makes it harder to sell without fins. Please note that if you choose instead to place your board up for sale on one of the many auction sites, if the board does not sell, we will not then accept the board and place it up for sale on our site for a minimum of 6 to 12 months. Once a board has been passed in or pulled down on one of those sites, if it then comes to us, our experience has shown that offers will always come in much lower than it's true value. Even though a lot of collector's choose not to purchase through auctions sites, they do still keep an eye on what's around. If you are wondering why you would use Soul Surf, please scroll back up to "What makes us different and the best choice when it comes to selling your valuable items?"

Please be aware that Soul Surf does offer buyers the opportunity to layby surfboards, so we ask that you please be reasonable when considering these offers of sale. Please see below "Layby of Surfboards and Memorabilia" for details of layby terms we offer buyers.

As we are a licenced second hand dealer, it is a requirement of the NSW Police Department that we get some details from you for anything second hand that we sell. If you wish to save time filling in the paper work when you bring your board in, just email us and we can send you the form. Just remember to bring it in with you.

 

Selling Surfing Memorabilia

If you think you have some surfing memorabilia that is something special, contact us, or check out our 'Wanted' area to see if what you have is on our list. We do not buy memorabilia. Our aim here at Soul Surf is to keep the true soul of surfing alive, so we would love to help you make sure your item goes to someone who truly appreciates it, and for the right price. Keep in mind that not all old surfing memorabilia is considered collectable, or of value enough to sell it, so please check with us first. All memorabilia listed on our site is on consignment, and we require holding the items in our secure showroom. This is a requirement due to us needing to value the item correctly in person, and because most buyers will either prefer to see the item in person, or they phone us asking us for a detailed description (which we can only give if the item is in front of us). If you live interstate, we can organise freight so please contact us to discuss. We are a licensed second hand dealer and our premises are fully insured, so it's in good hands. We list your item free of charge, and commission is payable once the item is sold. Commission is a flat fee of $45 for anything sold up to $235 or 20% of the sold price for anything sold for $235 or more.

Please note, we are happy to list your item free of charge, as long as we are the exclusive selling agent. If we see your item also listed on any of the auction sites, we will remove your item from our website. We do not value items via email. Even with looking at photos, it is too difficult to give an accurate valuation. We are happy to value the item in person and you are welcome to come and see us in our showroom in Mona Vale. Please just give us a call before coming in so we can make sure Seb is here to value the item. Please note that if you choose instead to place your item up for sale on one of the many auction sites, if the item does not sell, we will not then accept the item and place it up for sale on our site for a minimum of 6 to 12 months. Once an item has been passed in or pulled down on one of those sites, if it then comes to us, our experience has shown that offers will always come in much lower than it's true value. Even though a lot of collector's choose not to purchase through auctions sites, they do still keep an eye on what's around. If you are wondering why you would use Soul Surf, please scroll back up to "What makes us different and the best choice when it comes to selling your valuable items?"

Please be aware that Soul Surf does offer buyers the opportunity to layby higher priced surfing memorabilia, so we ask that you please be reasonable when considering these offers of sale. Please see below "Layby of Surfboards and Memorabilia" for details of layby terms we offer buyers.

As we are a licenced second hand dealer, it is a requirement of the NSW Police Department that we get some details from you for anything second hand that we sell. If you wish to save time filling in the paper work when you bring your item in, just email us and we can send you the form. Just remember to bring it in with you.

 

Valuations

We are happy to value your surfboard or memorabilia item in person. You are welcome to come and see us at our showroom in Mona Vale, Sydney. Please give us a call in advance on 02 99996365 so we can make sure the valuer will be in the showroom when you call in. If the item is a surfboard, please ensure you remove all wax and clean the board up before bringing it in, and ensure all the fins are with the board. Sorry, but we do not value items for you to put on other auction sites, and we do not value items via email. Even by viewing photos, it is just too difficult to give an accurate valuation. If you are interested in selling your surfboard or memorabilia item, we would love to help you out. We have a database full of collector’s who may be interested, and a captive audience of people visiting our site who are genuinely interested in surfing memorabilia. See above info on Selling for further details.

 

Purchasing

You can purchase anything on our site directly through our highly secure payment gateway, run by eWay. Purchasing through our site we accept Visa, Mastercard, Amex, PayPal or Direct Funds Transfer. You can also purchase direct from our store which is based in Mona Vale on Sydney’s Northern Beaches. Purchasing direct from our showroom we accept EFTPOS, Visa, Mastercard, Amex, Direct Funds Transfer or Cash. You are welcome to view any of our items in our showroom and viewing can be arranged by appointment if our opening hours do not suit you. Please click on the Contact Us link for our address details and opening hours. For interstate and overseas buyers who are unable to come to our showroom, we offer a service of providing detailed description and close up photos of surfboards - many of our collectors have purchased this way, and have been very happy when receiving the board, saying the description was accurate. We also spend a lot of time ensuring all boards are protected and boxed correctly for shipping, so you can be sure your board will arrive safely. Please click here for full details on shipping options available for surfboards. If you know someone that would love to own something on our site, we also have Gift Vouchers available.

 

Layby of Surfboards and Memorabilia

If you see an item you would love to own but don't have the funds right now, you may have the opportunity to layby the surfboard or higher priced memorabilia item. Please phone us to find out if the item you want is available for layby. Please note that we will not remove the item from sale on our website until we have received your deposit (via any of the above mentioned accepted forms of payment). All items require a minimum deposit of 10% or $100 (which ever is higher) with a maximum term of 6 weeks to complete the layby. If the layby is cancelled by you, your money will be refunded to you via electronic funds transfer, less a $30 administration fee.

 

Our Second Hand Dealers Licence

Please note that Soul Surf is registered as a licenced secondhand dealer through the NSW Department of Fair Trading, Licence No.2PS04518. If you wish to either purchase or sell on consignment any secondhand item through Soul Surf, we must, by law, obtain personal details from you for the sole purpose of record keeping for the NSW Police department. These personal details will not be used for any other purpose. If you wish to sell any secondhand item through Soul Surf, we require your full name, home address, phone number, drivers licence number and state of issue, and your date of birth. If you wish to purchase any secondhand item through Soul Surf, we require your full name, home address and phone number.

Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any questions.

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