Shred Sledz Social Media Roundup (May 8)

Greetings, Shredderz! Hope your stoke levels are high and rising. Here’s a smattering of rad surfboards I’ve seen pop up on social media over the past week or so.

It’s a scientifically proven fact that you can’t go wrong posting pictures of vintage Lightning Bolt boards. And sure, the thing has a bit of water damage, but I much prefer old boards with some character than a lot of the full-blown restoration jobs that prioritize aesthetics over preservation. But I digress. No matter where your preferences might lie, Gerry Lopez was and will always be the man.

 

Another proven fact: there is no such thing as too much neon. This here is a selection of some primo Echo Beach vehicles, courtesy Lance Collins of Wave Tools, and Peter Schroff of Schroff Surfboards. Love the Team lams on the Wave Tools boards to the right.

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Not a vintage surfboard, per se, but what a gorgeous shot from Aussie photog John Witzig. Witzig will be showing his photos in France, and probably California, in the upcoming months. Check out his book “A Golden Age” for some lovely photos of the Australian surfing scene in the 1960s and 1970s.

 

Classic example of a vintage Bonzer. Check out the beautiful colors on that Rainbow fin! You can also see the dramatic double concave in the tail.

 

Based on the thruster at the far right of the shot, I’m guessing this photograph was taken sometime in the 1980s. Either way you cut it, it’s a cool throwback of Takayama and what I’m assuming were his then-employees. Note that all the boards are branded with “Surf Boards by Donald Takayama”, and not Hawaiian Pro Designs.

 

The cool kids at Surfboards and Coffee will be holding their Expression Session in a little under a month. Click through to the post above for more details! I don’t know the folks behind this little event but it seems like a cool gathering of like-minded people with some rad boards.

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