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419 Great King Street Dunedin, New Zealand

Surfboard, VT618

Physical Description

Predominantly white and yellow fibreglass surfboard, broken into two separate pieces. The tail end of the board has several bite marks in the surface, including a full semicircular jaw print. This is known to be from a Great white shark. The head of the board appears to be almost intact, with some loss of fibreglass covering at the break edge but no bite marks.


Image of Barry Watkin's surfboard;
Roller saves surfer from shark attack;
Shark attack in Dunedin;
Wave saves shark victim;


Mr Watkins took the surfboard with him when he moved to Australia in the late 1970s to early 1980s. He considered trying to repair the surfboard at this time. Mr Barry Watkins

Field Collection


Maximum dimensions (H x W x D) (a - Front end): 100 x 1150 x 50mm
Maximum dimensions (H x W x D) (b - Tail end): 300 x 750 x 50mm

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