Why do you hold onto boards you don’t ride

  • Value (keeping as investment)

    Votes: 9 14.8%
  • Aesthetics / art

    Votes: 15 24.6%
  • Fear (of not being able to replace it)

    Votes: 31 50.8%
  • Anticipation (of one day riding it)

    Votes: 29 47.5%
  • Anticipation (of one day a kid riding it)

    Votes: 8 13.1%
  • Attachment / sentimentality

    Votes: 35 57.4%
  • Why not (don’t think about it)

    Votes: 7 11.5%
  • Collection / trophy

    Votes: 9 14.8%
  • Because (they’ll come for you otherwise)

    Votes: 2 3.3%
  • Other

    Votes: 2 3.3%

  • Total voters

Chilly Willy

Well-Known Member
Feb 15, 2004
USA New Jersey
I have the worst time selling boards. Although the truth is that it's never as bad as I expect and actually feels pretty liberating letting them go as long as it's not a board you're really in love with.


Well-Known Member
Nov 23, 2019
High Sierras, CA
The boards I keep are those that have meant the most to me over the last 55 years. I don't have many(about half a dozen)and three of those I have owned for over 40 years. Space is always a problem with surfboards. It's not like a collection of baseball cards where you can put them in a drawer. There is about another three that I wouldn't mind having, but I doubt I could even find them let alone the expense and where to store them. Although not my main motivation, some of these boards are worth much more that I paid for them so it's not like it was an expense.
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