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Jackie Dunn & Gerry Lopez for Lightning Bolt

Greetings, Shredderz! We’ve got a quick one for you today, but I think it’s a nice complement to the earlier post about a rad Gerry Lopez-shaped Lightning Bolt. This Lightning Bolt ad originally ran in Surfer Magazine in 1980. You can see Gerry posing alongside fellow team member Jackie Dunn. I recently learned…

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Price Checks

1975 Gerry Lopez Lightning Bolt

Greetings, Shredderz! Today we’ve got a real deal 1975 Gerry Lopez Lightning Bolt that recently sold on eBay. Of course, the Lopez Bolt is perhaps the single most famous and/or collectible vintage surfboard out there. Most of the Gerry Lopez Lightning Bolt surfboards I’ve seen have been restored, or are newer reproductions; so-called…

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Gerry Lopez Lightning Bolt
Shred Sledz Social Media Roundup

Bullet Hole Takayama and More

Greetings, Shredderz! It’s time for yet another installment of the Social Media Roundup, featuring a few standout posts from the past month of my ongoing phone addiction. We’ve got some good ones for you, including one of the most hilarious surfboards you’re likely to find anywhere. More after the jump… This is one…

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Sagas of Shred

Sensual Utensils: Morey-Pope Surfboards

Look, I might not know how to explain Morey-Pope’s delightfully off the wall advertising, but I do know it is never, ever boring. Tom Morey (and let’s not forget Karl Pope, either) has made many appearances here on this blog, and for good reason. The invention of the Boogie Board alone earns him…

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Clipz

TUESDAY, SPACE & More

Greetings, Shredderz! If you’re jonesing for some quality surf edits with all caps titles, look no further. Welcome to the latest Clipz installment, where I share a handful of surf videos that have caught my attention. Today we’ve got another edit from the good folks at Need Essentials, a John John Florence short…

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By The Brotherhood

Greetings, Shredderz! I love all kinds of surfboards, but I’ll always have a special fondness for the clean curves of Seventies single fins. I’ve featured Russell Surfboards many times on the blog, and it remains one of my favorite labels. Robert Russell Brown started shaping in the Sixties, and by 1967 opened up…

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Dave Parmenter Makaha Gun

Greetings, Shredderz! Unfortunately, I don’t have any photos of the Dave Parmenter Makaha gun mentioned in the title of this post. This entry is a reprint of a letter Dave Parmenter wrote over twenty years ago. Some quick background: in 1997, the organizers of the Waterman’s Ball fundraiser held an auction featuring a…

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Dave Parmenter Makaha Machine
Sagas of Shred

Allen Sarlo for Body Glove

Greetings, Shredderz! Of all the great nicknames in surfing, Allen “Wave Killer” Sarlo has to be at the top of the list. Sarlo made his name as a pro in LA, particularly at Malibu, where I understand he can still be found shredding today. Sarlo has been associated with a number of LA…

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Vintage Campbell Brothers Bonzer

Greetings, Shredderz! Today we’ve got another doozy for you. I’ve been a long admirer of Malcom and Duncan Campbell’s groundbreaking bonzer. The bonzer is one of the earliest tri fin surfboard designs, pre-dating Simon Anderson’s thruster by at least a decade. Yes, the Campbell Brothers and the bonzer are still going strong today,…

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Bonzer Vehicles
Shred Sledz Weekend Grab Bag

Takayama Joel Tudor Flow Model & More

Greetings, Shredderz! Welcome to the lastest installment of the Weekend Grab Bag. Per the rules, every board in the blog post is listed for sale somewhere online as of the time of publishing. We’ve got a few neat ones for you with a somewhat unintentional San Diego focus. Keep scrolling for more pics,…

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Tudor Flow Model
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