Ellis Ericson on a Steve Lis Fish & More

Greetings, Shredderz! As always, here’s a selection of recent videos I’ve enjoyed as of late. First up we have an extended clip of shaper / surfer Ellis Ericson riding a Steve Lis fish, courtesy of Bird’s Surf Shed. The footage originally appeared in Surfer’s excellent “Shed Sessions” series, which, as far as I…

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Schroff Surfboards Ad from 1989

Greetings, Shredderz! Say what you will about Peter Schroff, but he’s never boring. Here’s an ad that ran in the June 1989 issue of Surfing Magazine (Vol 25, No 6), which I scanned myself. This one is reminiscent of another Schroff Surfboards ad I featured a while back. Schroff has shaped some insane…

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90s Fabric Inlay Donald Takayama

Greetings, Shredderz! If you didn’t already know, consider this official notice: there are few things I love more than a beautiful surfboard with a great story behind it. Here is a 9’6″ x 22 1/2″ Hawaiian Pro Designs Donald Takayama with a gorgeous fabric inlay. The pics you see here were originally uploaded…

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“Tales from the Tube” by Rick Griffin

Greetings, Shredderz! The Sagas of Shred series that I publish every Thursday evening usually features surf ads. Lately, though, I’ve taken an interest in old surf movie posters. I guess technically you could consider these ads, although they feel very different from the surfwear campaigns that are usually featured. Rick Griffin is rightfully…

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Happy Birthday Dick Brewer!

Greetings, Shredderz! Please join me in wishing all-time great Dick Brewer a happy 85th birthday. Brewer is one of the most influential surfboard shapers to ever hold a planer, and there is no doubt that the sport would not be the same without his contributions. He is someone whom I have covered more…

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