Slides of March: Bertlemann, Town & Country & More

Greetings, Shredderz! Against all odds, springtime is here. Doesn’t it finally feel like there’s a light at the end of this miserable tunnel? Thank god for surfing, which has been one of the few things providing regular doses of sanity over the past year. There’s a cautious sense of hope afoot, at least within these four walls, and it is long overdue.

Anyway, the less said about the pandemic, the better. Keep scrolling for the latest highlights from the past month of social media, including some classic Larry Bertlemann shots, a couple of colorful quivers, and more.

Larry Bertlemann AKA the Rubberman is proof that style never goes out of fashion. Lost X Found has been publishing some phenomenal archival surf photos like the one above. Definitely check the site, where you can buy prints, or follow along on LXF’s excellent Instagram. Photo by Dan Merkel.

It’s the 50th Anniversary of Hawaii’s Town & Country Surfboards, which helped define the aesthetic of the 80s. This shot was posted to longtime T&C airbrusher Mark Townsend’s Instagram. Mark is still airbrushing boards today! Pictured alongside the stick is a very young Glenn Pang. The board looks insane.

Ellis Ericson has been shaping some gorgeous George Greenough-inspired edge boards. This most recent batch landed at Brooklyn’s Pilgrim Surf + Supply. Even if you’re not interested in the history behind these sleds, there’s no denying they look beautiful. I love the colors and the boards look even better as a mini quiver.

@board4today is a fantastic follow. There’s a ton of great info and history with an emphasis on classic 60s longboards.

Larry Bertlemann photo at the top of the page taken by Dick Hoole and via Tracks Magazine on Instagram

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