Jim Phillips Strawberry Shortcut

Greetings, Shredderz! I’m always fascinated with Transition Era surfboards. The late Sixties gave birth to many of the core principles of modern surfboard design. And besides that, I just happen to think Transition Era boards are very cool. The Transition Era took place during just a few years at the tail end of…

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Kelly Slater for Quiksilver

Greetings, Shredderz! Today we have another testament to the GOAT’s otherworldly longevity. Featured below is a Quiksilver ad from 1990, featuring a young Kelly Slater. It is astounding to consider that thirty years after the ad originally ran, Slater is still one of the best surfers in the world. Has there ever been…

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Donald Brink Kook Box for Dane Gudauskas

Greetings, Shredderz! Today we have a fascinating experiment in surfboard design that combines the cutting edge with the primeval. The latest episode of “The Vibe Up”, the Gudauskas Brothers’ excellent video series, features shaper Donald Brink’s take on the classic Tom Blake kook box. The kook box refers to Blake’s early chambered wooden…

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Jacobs Lance Carson Model

Greetings, Shredderz! Today we’ve got a gorgeous Sixties longboard for your perusing pleasure. The Jacobs Lance Carson Model you see here was originally listed for sale on Craigslist about a month ago. Carson is known for his surfing at Malibu, and it’s only natural that Jacobs Surfboards, based in the South Bay of…

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Vintage Skip Frye Magic & More

Greetings, Shredderz! Here’s a selection of rad Skip Frye boards that have popped up online over the past few months, including a cool Skip Frye Magic thruster. I don’t own these boards or know who does, but as someone who is always stoked to see cool examples Skip’s boards, I figured I would…

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Michael Ho for Off Shore

Greetings, Shredderz! Welcome to the latest entry in the Sagas of Shred series, which features a vintage surf ad every Thursday evening. Today we’ve got Michael Ho in an advertisement for defunct label Off Shore Sportswear. We actually featured Mike Ho in an Off Shore ad a while back; things are, uh, a…

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Hot Stuff Surfboards Rabbit Model Twin Fin

Greetings, Shredderz! For those of you hoping that Shred Sledz wouldn’t wade into the political firestorm that’s currently raging, well, I’ve got some bad news. Today we’re featuring the signature surfboard of the Queensland Labor Party’s candidate for Burleigh…yes, the one and only Wayne “Rabbit” Bartholomew. The surfboard featured here is a Hot…

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