Rick Sharp for Channel Islands Surfboards

Greetings, Shredderz! Usually Sagas of Shred focuses on vintage surf ads, but tonight we’ve got something slightly different for you. Pictured below is a poster that appeared on a 1980 calendar for the famed Channel Islands Surfboards label. The poster was designed by artist Rick Sharp. I published a Rick Sharp O’Neill ad…

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Donald Takayama Joel Tudor 60’s Longboard Classics

Greetings, Shredderz! Today we’ve got a striking acid splash Donald Takayama Joel Tudor 60’s Longboard Classics Model for your viewing pleasure. Many thanks to Roman for supplying the photos you see in the post. You can find Roman on Instagram here. I’ve written up a few of these 60’s Longboard Classics models before,…

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Wayne Lynch & Rip Curl’s Rubber Revolution

Greetings, Shredderz! Today we’ve got the glorious combination of two of Victoria’s best known exports: Wayne Lynch’s brand of rugged, mysterious cool, and Rip Curl’s neoprene. I featured an earlier Rip Curl ad with Wayne Lynch from 1983, which has an almost identical layout to the one you see above. This time around,…

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John Cherry Surfboards Longboard

Greetings, Shredderz! Today we’ve got a treat for you, courtesy of San Diego craftsman John Cherry. John Cherry shapes standard foam and fiberglass shapes, and he also builds boards entirely out of wood. I haven’t seen a ton of John Cherry Surfboards floating around on Craigslist, etc., but maybe that’s because nobody is…

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Rabbit Kekai, Acid Splash & More: Takayama Tuesday

Greetings, Shredderz! Welcome to another installment of Takayama Tuesday. Here are some unusual Donald Takayama surfboards for your perusing pleasure. 9’0″ Donald Takayama Rabbit Kekai Model This is the only example of a Donald Takayama Rabbit Kekai Model I have ever seen. According to the original Craigslist ad — the board was sold…

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Shred Sledz Weekend Grab Bag

Phil Becker Rarities & More

Greetings, Shredderz! Welcome to the latest installment of the Weekend Grab Bag. We’ve got a few killer sledz for you today, including a couple of interesting Phil Becker surfboards (RIP). Per Grab Bag rules, all boards are currently listed for sale as of the time the blog post was published. 10’1 Phil Becker…

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1960s Gordon & Smith Ad

Greetings, Shredderz! Welcome to the latest edition of Sagas of Shred, where we publish a different vintage surf ad every Thursday evening. Today we’ve got a rad minimalist ad from venerable San Diego-based label Gordon & Smith Surfboards. I love the design of the ad itself, which still looks fresh today. The ad…

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