The world's finest surf riding athletes put this question to the test every time they enter the waters of the worlds' most dangerous oceans in pursuit of the ultimate once-in-a-lifetime ride.. Out of the pages of history and directly from the Vietnam era "CHARLIE DON'T SURF" is an incredibly beautiful original, documented, and hand signed Webster work of surf board art. A surfboard that is not only one of the world's most prized and highly collectible investment grade rarities- but a vehicle that is also is capable of delivering the ultimate high performance ride of a lifetime. Combining his love of woodworking with his passion for the wave riders of Oahu's North Shore, the genius of Master Surfboard Craftsman Brian Webster now thrills a brand new generation of the world's best surf riders.Is the now famous line from the cult classic 1979 film Apocalypse Now , spoken by Robert Duvall's character Lt. Kilgore in response to a soldier's assertion that an area that he wants his troops to surf is Charlie's Point. Kilgore screams defiantly Charlie Don't Surf! " as justification for ordering the taking a beach at the Mekong Delta so his American helicopter air assault division, the 1st Calvary Division ("First Team) one of the most decorated combat divisions of the United States Army could...
Perhaps a more thought provoking way of saying screw that-I'm not worried. American soldiers referred to the Viet Cong as "Victor Charlie" or more commonly used; V-C. "Victor" and "Charlie" are both letters in the NATO phonetic alphabet. Legendary "Big Guns" creative and cutting edge artisan craftsman, the world famous reclusive surfboard designer Webster is a master shaper in the lost art of hollow feather light high performance wood boards. Laboring for decades in the shape room with major inputs from some of the world's greatest surfers and advisors Webster refined his innovative ideas and skills and has achieved superstar craftsman status in the world of championship surfing.Each board is a unique vision from the mind of this artist and each work of art features a different theme hand signed by Webster. "CHARLIE DON'T SURF" is further distinguished as genuine by this Artist unique propensity to embed a valuable rarity in every Webster Original Surfboard. The Vietnam War 1st Calvary. "CHARLIE DON'T SURF" proudly displays an absolutely stunning authentic and rare period 1969 Vintage Cast Bronze Vietnam 1st Calvary Air Medal awarded for meritorious achievement while participation in aerial flight embedded in the nose. The medal is engraved with an image of the American Bald Eagle bird of prey engaged in battle with lightening bolts in its talons.
Every surfboard Webster creates is an original investment grade work of art and is the expression of Hawaiian genius. The board is registered, numbered, and personally signed by the artist. Constructed from the world's finest Ecuadorian Balsa Wood harvested by hand from deep within the Amazon jungle. Webster carefully inspects and selects each board one at a time.
He then sculpts them into an all wood hollow hull, chambered, rib structured, aircraft style, award winning vessel including custom nose and tail block edge grained Amazonian Balsa wood to deliver high performance masterpiece. The ultimate high performance ride is further insured by Webster's attention to his old school smooth classic carving, his attention to the rocker, the tail, the rails, the bottom contours, and the glass and polish process. Attention is paid to every detail.The Artist Brian Webster creates and releases only three (3) hand shaped and painted Ecuadorian Balsa wood original art boards each year. CHARLIE DON'T SURF is number 8 in a limited edition series of 10 one-of-a-kind original art boards wood burned, acrylic hand painted, and exquisitely stained by one of the world's ultimate surf board shapers. All Hand Shaped & Computer Balanced Hydrodynamics. Accuracy is compulsory in hydrodynamics. Master Craftsman Brian Webster delivers each athlete pure enjoyment. The originality and creative quality of his work has been enjoyed and praised by expert surfers around the world and is truly a representation of the Artist's intensity to achieve excellence. Every handcrafted surfboard has it's own very unique set of dimensions; the length, the width of the ride, and the thickness of the board are certainly not random variables. Your custom board is delivered with it's own Certificate of Authenticity detailing every dimension of the surfboard. Further insuring the perfect ride the Artist pays attention to each and every detail including pouring his own poly resin fins. Webster then tweaks and computer balances the thruster ti-fin configuration to deliver the experienced rider an equal balance of maneuverability, stability and drive. Length: 7 feet 0 inches. THE MERCHANT OF MEMORIES ARE PURVEYORS OF INVESTMENT GRADE RARITIES, VINTAGE TOYS, AND VALUABLE HISTORICAL AND ENTERTAINMENT COLLECTIBLES. The item "SURFBOARD WOOD WEBSTER ORIGINAL Vintage Vietnam 1st Calvary-CHARLIE DON'T SURF" is in sale since Tuesday, January 30, 2018.
This item is in the category "Sporting Goods\Water Sports\Surfing\Surfboards". The seller is "themerchantofmemories" and is located in Marina del Rey, California.
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