Transition Era Yater Surfboard

Greetings, Shredderz! While I’m an equal opportunity surfboard aficionado, I have to confess I have a soft spot for the great state of California and its craftsmen. I remain amazed at the variety and density of surf culture packed into the roughly 200+ miles of coast between San Diego and Santa Barbara, which…

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Early G&S Skip Frye Model: Before the Wings

Greetings, Shredderz! If you’re putting together a short list of the most memorable surfboard logos of all time, there’s no chance you’re leaving off Skip Frye and his famous wings. Frye is also known for his longtime association with Gordon & Smith, where he was a production shaper before becoming a team rider….

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Sagas of Shred

Makes Me Wanna Surf: Blue Hawaii Pottz Twinzer

Greetings, Shredderz! For today’s Sagas of Shred entry we’re featuring an advertisement for the Blue Hawaii Pottz Twinzer Model. (See here for an earlier entry on the same board.) The Blue Hawaii ad you see above originally ran in the February 1992 issue of Surfing Magazine (Vol 28, No 2). Potter is most…

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Clipz

Quarantine Celluloid Classics

Greetings, Shredderz! One of the few silver linings to recent events has been the release of a bunch of great content that was previously under lock and key. Keep reading for some great edits, some of which were recently liberated from behind paywalls. Self Discovery for Social Survival is a collaboration between Brooklyn-based…

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Shred Sledz Weekend Grab Bag

Single Fin Saturday

Greetings, Shredderz! Per the usual rules of the Weekend Grab Bag, here are some boards that are all currently for sale somewhere online as of the time of writing. More below. Mike Slingerland & Rick Hamon Aipa / Surfing’s New Image Stings (eBay) There are actually two SNI boards in the eBay listing….

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Sagas of Shred

Style Eyes & Santa Cruz

Greetings, Shredderz! For today’s Sagas of Shred entry we’re featuring an ad for Style Eyes, a defunct sunglasses company. The ad you see below originally ran in the February 1990 issue of Surfer Magazine (Vol 31, No 2). I see Anthony Ruffo, mean-mugging and holding the yellow Taylor board. I’m pretty sure that’s…

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Anthony Ruffo

Shred Sledz Book Club

Greetings, Shredderz! Welcome to the inaugural edition of the Shred Sledz Book Club. With the ongoing shelter-in-place mandate in California, some of us have found ourselves with an unexpected amount of free time. To that end I’ve collected some of my favorite written pieces about surfing. Finally, in light of all the crazy…

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