70s Donald Takayama Single Fin for Surfing’s New Image

Greetings, Shredderz! Today we’ve got a bitchin’ rig from longtime Shred Sledz contributor Steve Wray. Steve has been kind enough to share some choice selections from his quiver over the years. Mostly recently I wrote up a Wave Tools twin fin with a great checkerboard graphic. Steve also has a gorgeous Mike Slingerland-shaped…

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CALIFORNIA SOUL by Tatsuo Takei

Greetings, Shredderz! Today’s post is a brief one. If you’re in acute need of a medium-length video featuring a variety of surfers and sleds, look no further. See below for CALIFORNIA SOUL, a new short film by Tatsuo Takei, presented by Nobody Surf. There’s a ton of great stuff in here — too…

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Mark Richards Gordon & Smith Ad from 1981

Greetings, Shredderz! Alas, I do not have a fresh magazine scan for you today, but what I do have is a vintage ad featuring Mark Richards. I believe the ad originally ran in 1981. The ad is actually for Richards’ stateside collaboration with Gordon & Smith, who produced licensed MR designs out of…

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Zephyr by Ben Aipa

No, the title of this post is not a misprint. When I first came across this board I almost fell out of my chair. Ben Aipa shaped boards for Zephyr , the iconic Venice-based label that helped define the gritty Dogtown scene of the Seventies?! I still can’t quite believe that these two…

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Shred Sledz Social Media Roundup

Dog Days of Covid Summer: Rainbow Surfboards, Ekstrom & More

Greetings, Shredderz! As always, here’s a monthly rundown of some notable social media posts I’ve seen. Hope this little morsel of surfboard nerdiness is enough to tide you over for a bit. If you’re looking for psychedelic artwork, you can’t do better than a Seventies Rainbow Surfboards single fin. Rainbow’s origins are inextricably…

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California Gold Vintage Surf Auction 2020

Greetings, Shredderz! Scott Bass’ Boardroom Show and its accompanying California Gold Vintage Surf Auction were originally scheduled for May 2020 before Covid-19 ruined everybody’s plans for the year. While the in-person aspects of the show have been delayed, if not outright canceled, the auction continues online. Bidding commenced yesterday on a fresh lot…

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Skindog for Pearson Arrow

Greetings, Shredderz! I remain fascinated with Santa Cruz and its surf scene, which has made its way to the blog many times. I recently featured a killer O’Neill Morning Star model, Mike Croteau remains a blog favorite, and I even picked up a killer Steve Coletta / Natural Curves board last year, just…

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