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AU$ 10,629
pledged of AU$ 20,000pledged of AU$ 20,000 goal
152
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, December 31 2017 10:54 PM UTC +00:00

About

Richo! is not just the story of Australia's most underrated surfer, it provides a unique inside-out view of the development of pro surfing. We've been talking to surfing greats like Gerry Lopez, Wayne Lynch, Mike Ho, Simon Anderson, Derek Hynd, Jim Banks. We're trawling through unpublished photos and iconic images. We're researching endlessly through surf mags, movies and histories. This thing is going to be a great read!

We're raising funds to get this project over the line: printing, freight, photo rights, all the costs of making a book you can hold in your hands. This Kickstarter campaign is a way of pre-selling books and giving Richo supporters a way to invest in the project. 

We're now in the long process of design and printing, negotiating rights to content. The book will be on sale in November 2018, but everyone who buys it now will receive their copy in October 2018, sent to their nominated address. We're including the cost of postage in your pledge. When the book goes on sale to everyone else it will cost $30 plus $7 postage within Australia, so this is a serious discount to reward your loyalty.

Backers will also have access to some unique rewards: a limited edition t-shirt, plus surfing experiences with Richo. 

Risks and challenges

We're self-publishing. That means all the jobs done by a publisher in traditional book-selling we have to do: artwork, design, proofreading, printing...it's a long list and it takes time to turn out a quality product. We're confident that we can have our book ready for priority distribution to all our supporters by October 2018, and we're working hard right now to make it happen. Should we experience hold-ups with printing or shipping that affect the promise date we'll let you know via our Facebook page (Richo Surfboards Australia) But we're busting a gut to make sure that doesn't happen! If the Kickstarter campaign goes well we may even be able to bring the launch date forward.
Your support in helping to raise the startup funding is a crucial early step. Of course if you invest at one of the higher tiers and buy a board or surfing experience with Richo, you don't have to wait until the book comes out to redeem that part of your pledge. Richo will contact you directly once the Kickstarter campaign is finished to lock in a time. Yew!

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    Pledge AU$ 28 or more About $20

    Book presale: Just the book

    Pledge now and receive a personally signed copy for $28 including postage within Australia before the book goes on sale

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    Book plus international postage

    Pledge now and receive a signed copy including postage outside Australia.

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    Pledge AU$ 35 or more About $25

    Just the t-shirt

    Iconic! In Steve Core's words:
    'In October 1976 I put Richo on the cover of the very first issue of Surf Magazine that I published in Cronulla. The shot was taken at South Coast Pipe and captured by ex-Cronulla photog Peter 'Simo' Simons.'
    The limited edition t-shirt we're offering with the book presale features Surf, Issue 1 No. 1. Richo in the barrell at Pipe on an Aipa stinger.

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    Pledge AU$ 50 or more About $36

    Book presale: Book plus acknowledgement

    Book plus postage within Australia plus your name printed in the list of supporters in every copy sold

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    Pledge AU$ 60 or more About $43

    Book plus limited edition T-shirt

    Steve Core's iconic magazines and movies made Richo an underground sensation. The 'Richo!' T-shirt features the cover of Surf Vol. 1 No. 1, fresh from 1976!

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    Pledge AU$ 150 or more About $107

    Book + 1 hour coaching session

    Have a lesson with the master. Whether you want to perfect your bottom turn, learn the secrets of man-on-man competition, or just catch more waves, Richo can help. He's a fully-accredited surf coach with a stellar competitive career in waves around the world, and he still rips in his 60s. This reward adds a one-hour surf coaching session with Richo to the book presale. Ideally this reward is redeemable in one of the popular surf breaks around Wollongong, but Richo's pretty mobile on the East Coast of Australia.

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    Pledge AU$ 1,000 or more About $715

    Book + handshaped Richo board + T-shirt

    There are only a handful of surfers who've competed at the highest level and who still handshape boards from start to finish. Richo's boards are extremely collectible but too good to leave on the shelf! The list of stars who rode Richos includes Barton Lynch, Damian Hardman, Matt Archbold, Layne Beachley, Nicky Wood and is almost endless. Richo's back catalogue includes bonzers, stingers, channels and twin fins, and his contemporary shapes are superb. Shipping not included, but negotiable and likely to be free on the East Coast of Australia.

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