Outer Reef Madness, User Friendly Nias & More

Greetings, Shredderz! To close out the shortest month of the year, here are some recent videos that I’ve enjoyed. Here is John John tackling some fearsome North Shore outer reef surf. There is no shortage of mind blowing big wave surfing going down these days. See below for some detail on the board….

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RIP Phil Becker

Phil Becker, who is credited with having shaped more surfboards than anyone else in history, reportedly passed away. My condolences to Becker’s family and friends. According to a 1993 LA Times profile, Becker produced an unfathomable 2,500 hand shaped boards every single year, making him the shaping equivalent of John Henry, able to…

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Beautiful Photos of a Beautiful Skip Frye Fish

Greetings, Shredderz! The title of the post says it all. Thanks to Cole for sending over the photos featured in this post. Cole is the proud owner of the 5’11” Skip Frye fish pictured here, which he purchased with the help of East Coast Board Swap & Sale. Cole took the pictures on…

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Sagas of Shred

The Bonzer

Greetings, Shredderz! Today we’ve got an ad featuring an all time classic surfboard model: the Campbell Brothers’ tri fin Bonzer, produced in conjunction with Bing Surfboards. I found this Bing Bonzer ad via The Finbox, which has a truly amazing stash of vintage fin ads. Definitely check out the site when you can….

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Shred Sledz Social Media Roundup

Tom Curren, Tommy Witt, Tyler Warren: Social Media Roundup

Greetings, Shredderz! Per the usual, here are some standout social media posts from the last month or so. We’ve got all sorts of heat this month, starting with a great surfer / shaper putting a Jacobs Lance Carson Model through its paces, and a visit to an underappreciated surf destination. Keep scrolling for…

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Tom Curren

Incredible Steve Lis E-Wing Fish

Greetings, Shredderz! Today we’ve got another Steve Lis surfboard for you, and this one just might take the cake. Lis is credited with inventing the fish, which was inspired by high performance kneeboarding at some reef breaks in La Jolla. Given Lis’ contribution to surfboard design, you would think there would be more…

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Sagas of Shred

Michael Ho for Offshore

Greetings, Shredderz! Today we’ve got another classic Offshore ad from the Eighties, featuring North Shore fixture Michael Ho. (See here for an earlier Offshore ad, which is one of the favorites I have ever written up here on the blog.) Before we get into the ads, can we talk for a moment about…

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