1980s Astrodeck Ad: Sagas of Shred

Greetings, Shredderz! Welcome to the latest installment of Sagas of Shred, where I’ll be sharing bits and pieces of surf culture from years past. Pictured above is an Astrodeck ad that appeared in the August 1985 issue of Surfer Magazine (Volume 26, No. 8). The ad features none other than the following surfers: Rabbit Bartholomew, Larry Bertlemann, Greg Day, Gary Elkerton, Herbie Fletcher, Marvin Foster, Hans Hedemann, Michael Ho, Marty Hoffman, Jim Hogan, Vince Klyn, Buzzy Kerbox, Wes Laine, Buddy Lomas, Gerry Lopez, Barton Lynch, Tony Moniz, Willy Morris, Paul Peterson, Martin Potter, Joe Roper, and Rory Russell (whew!). That kind of list is only fitting for a product considered to be the “ultimate in competitive traction.” Bonus points if you can match the names to all the faces!

3 thoughts on “1980s Astrodeck Ad: Sagas of Shred”

  1. Aloha, Larry wasn’t sponsored by Pepsi. His red white n blue board is the coke swirl with Pepsi colors. He verified the red coke swirl. Boardl u posted was not shaped by him.

    But if you’d like an interview or booking contact me and he doesn’t talk to anybody except me for less than 2K.

    “Since everyone else is money off of me, don’t you think I should.” -LB

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