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Dick Brewer for Country Surfboards

Greetings, Shredderz! Not that anyone has been wondering, but I’m still not quite sure what to say about Dick Brewer in the wake of his recent passing. There is no doubt that he will be remembered as one of the greatest and most influential shapers in the history of the sport. I cannot…

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1975 Rick Surfboards Bonzer

Greetings, Shredderz! Today we’ve got something of a rare bird: a Bonzer shaped under the Rick Surfboards label. I got these photos via OfferUp, where the board is still listed for sale. According to the listing, the Rick bonzer measures in at 6’10” x 19 1/2″ x 2 5/8″. The seller claims the…

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Big Wednesday Poster

Greetings, Shredderz! For today’s Sagas of Shred entry we’ve got a poster for “Big Wednesday”, John Milius’ classic coming of age story set against the backdrop of surfing and the Vietnam War. The film is widely regarded as one of the best ever surf movies, yes, but I also just love the design…

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Laurie Towner in “Slow Lane” for Need Essentials

Greetings, Shredderz! Wetsuit brand Need Essentials is back with another full length film. Torren Martyn and his quiver of mid length twin fins are nowhere to be found, and this time around we’ve got Aussie big wave charger Laurie Towner putting on a show. “Slow Lane” features Towner and his family as they…

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Hansen Super Light

Greetings, Shredderz! There’s a cool Hansen Super Light on Craigslist right now, and I thought I’d post the pics here for posterity’s sake. Check out the original listing here. I’m guessing the board was shaped sometime during the Transition Era, due to its shorter size (6’5″) and the Wonderbolt fin. The board is…

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Harbour Surfboards Team for Hang Ten

Greetings, Shredderz! Before the dreaded word “collab” was ever invented, Hang Ten and Harbour Surfboards joined forces for the killer ad you see below. I can’t identify any of the team riders, but that’s the late, great Rich Harbour in the brown hat at the upper left hand corner of the image. How…

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Insane Morey-Pope Lineup, Beckmeier Bolt & More

Greetings, Shredderz! I’m here with a fresh batch of reader submissions, and we’ve got some heat this time around: one of the craziest lineups of Morey-Pope Surfboards I’ve ever seen, including some rare gems; a Darrell Beckmeier-shaped Lightning Bolt, and a few other goodies. Keep reading for more pics and details. Many thanks…

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Jeff Divine, Tom Servais & More: Social Media Roundup

Greetings, Shredderz! Here’s another installment of the not exactly famous Shred Sledz Social Media Roundup. Keep scrolling for more, including Rob Machado’s late 90s competitive heyday, a few dreamy lineup shots, and even a little something to keep the surfboard nerds stoked. I still can’t quite wrap my head around the physics of…

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Transition Era Liddle Displacement Hull

Greetings, Shredderz! There have been a few tasty vintage Liddles on Craigslist lately, and this one is no exception. Pictured above is a well preserved 1968 Greg Liddle displacement hull. (Though to be honest, I’m not 100% sure if this should be considered a hull, but I’m sticking with the description for now,…

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The Freight Train Awakens

Greetings, Shredderz! Last week’s south swell in the Pacific brought famed Maui break Ma’alaea roaring back to life, and it was documented from every conceivable angle. Ma’alaea is a legendary wave that appears in various pieces of surf lore — Art Brewer’s photo of Herbie Fletcher that made the cover of Surfer Magazine,…

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