“Here Now: Past & Present” A Shred Sledz Film

Greetings, Shredderz! Today’s post is a special one. I’m thrilled to premiere “Here Now: Past & Present”, the first original Shred Sledz film. “Here Now” is an exploration of the evolution of Marc Andreini’s famous Vaquero model (initially called the 365). Marc was generous enough to lend his time and knowledge to the…

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Sagas of Shred

Porpoise Prints by WRV

Greetings, Shredderz! I grew up in the suburbs of New York City, and as a result, I’ve always had a soft spot for all things related to East Coast surfing. Wave Riding Vehicles, AKA WRV, is definitely one of the most famous East Coast surf labels ever, thanks to their iconic circular porpoise…

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Shred Sledz Social Media Roundup

Modern Maestros Part Deux: Social Media Roundup

Greetings, Shredderz! A few months back I wrote a Social Media Roundup entry featuring some of my favorite contemporary craftsmen. It’s time for a follow up and I’m stoked to share some sweet sticks from modern shapers and glassers. Keep reading for more. The art on this Tyler Surfboards stick was done by…

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Ryan Lovelace

Choice Surfboards Rich Pavel Quad

Greetings, Shredderz! Today we’ve got another sleek stick that was posted to Craigslist. This Choice Surfboards Rich Pavel quad didn’t last very long before it was snatched up. According to the original listing, the measurements are 5’8″ x 20 1/2″ x 2 1/4″ (or 2 5/16″; the seller didn’t remember which.) Yes, it’s…

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8’8″ Skip Frye Gypsy Model

Greetings, Shredderz! Before we get into the proceedings this evening, a quick disclaimer: in this post about a beautiful Skip Frye surfboard, I will not be discussing the board’s price. You can view the Craigslist listing here, and feel free to discuss the fiscal aspects amongst yourselves, but I’m steering clear. Instead, I’ll…

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Sagas of Shred

Katin Doggers

Greetings, Shredderz! Today we’ve got an ad from the Katin archives. Katin is an OG California label with incredible roots. Thankfully the brand has done a phenomenal job over the years of preserving its history, and I couldn’t be more stoked about it. This 80s Katin ad is a personal favorite. The Katin…

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Rare Donald Takayama Balsa Longboard

Greetings, Shredderz! Today we’ve got a truly incredible board for you: a 10’0″ balsa Donald Takayama longboard with a beautiful teal resin tint. Shout out to KC for sending this one my way. The board was recently put up for sale online. If you look around you can find the listing (it’s not…

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Donald Takayama balsa