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Sagas of Shred

Makes Me Wanna Surf: Blue Hawaii Pottz Twinzer

Greetings, Shredderz! For today’s Sagas of Shred entry we’re featuring an advertisement for the Blue Hawaii Pottz Twinzer Model. (See here for an earlier entry on the same board.) The Blue Hawaii ad you see above originally ran in the February 1992 issue of Surfing Magazine (Vol 28, No 2). Potter is most…

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Quarantine Celluloid Classics

Greetings, Shredderz! One of the few silver linings to recent events has been the release of a bunch of great content that was previously under lock and key. Keep reading for some great edits, some of which were recently liberated from behind paywalls. Self Discovery for Social Survival is a collaboration between Brooklyn-based…

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Shred Sledz Weekend Grab Bag

Single Fin Saturday

Greetings, Shredderz! Per the usual rules of the Weekend Grab Bag, here are some boards that are all currently for sale somewhere online as of the time of writing. More below. Mike Slingerland & Rick Hamon Aipa / Surfing’s New Image Stings (eBay) There are actually two SNI boards in the eBay listing….

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Style Eyes & Santa Cruz

Greetings, Shredderz! For today’s Sagas of Shred entry we’re featuring an ad for Style Eyes, a defunct sunglasses company. The ad you see below originally ran in the February 1990 issue of Surfer Magazine (Vol 31, No 2). I see Anthony Ruffo, mean-mugging and holding the yellow Taylor board. I’m pretty sure that’s…

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Anthony Ruffo

Shred Sledz Book Club

Greetings, Shredderz! Welcome to the inaugural edition of the Shred Sledz Book Club. With the ongoing shelter-in-place mandate in California, some of us have found ourselves with an unexpected amount of free time. To that end I’ve collected some of my favorite written pieces about surfing. Finally, in light of all the crazy…

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Shred Sledz Social Media Roundup

Social Distancing Social Media Roundup

Greetings, Shredderz! Look, it’s not every day that health professionals recommend we all stay indoors glued to our phones, and yet here we are. Hope you are all staying healthy and sane during these surreal times. Without any further ado, here are some recent social media selections for a much needed dose of…

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Hobie Phil Edwards Model Ad

Greetings, Shredderz! If you’ve noticed that there have been more posts than usual, well, consider that one of the few benefits to a raging case of cabin fever. Once again my sincere hope is all of you are safe and sound. For today’s Sagas of Shred entry we have an ad featuring Phil…

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Eighties Ben Aipa T&C Thruster

Greetings, Shredderz! First and foremost, I hope all of you are safe and sound amid all the COVID-19 insanity that is currently going on. Luckily surfing doesn’t seem to be off the menu for most of us. And for some lockdown-approved reading material, we’ve got a particularly cool stick: an Eighties T&C Surf…

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Da Fang by Ben Aipa

Greetings, Shredderz! Luckily for all of us, social distancing is 100% compatible with drooling over sweet vintage sleds on the internet. So even if you’re hunkered down like me, hopefully this post will make self-quarantine a little more enjoyable. Featured here is an absolutely gorgeous Ben Aipa shaped 2+1 produced under the Surf…

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Ben Aipa Da Fang
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Reno Abellira: Bold, Distinctive, Progressive

Greetings, Shredderz! First, and most importantly, I hope you and all of your families are safe and sound. It feels a little strange to write corny jokes about an obscure vintage surfwear ad with all of this going on. That said, I figure at least some of the three people who regularly read…

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