The Archive

Pristine South Shore Surfboards Trio

Greetings, Shredderz! If you’re into incredibly well preserved vintage surfboards, congratulations, because you’ve come to the right blog. Here we have three examples from the South Shore Surfboards label. All of the boards are in insane condition, despite being forty plus years old. I believe the boards are all original, which is almost…

Continue reading
Sagas of Shred

Rick Surfboards Flex Tail Ad

Greetings, Shredderz! For this week’s Sagas of Shred entry we’ve got a doozy for you. Pictured below is a Rick Surfboards ad from the late Sixties, featuring what looks to be a flex tail displacement hull. I originally found the ad on Pinterest. It’s crazy to think about how the design principles expressed…

Continue reading

Seventies Mike Diffenderfer Sting

Greetings, Shredderz! Mike Diffenderfer’s Encyclopedia of Surfing entry describes him as “the Michelangelo of surfboard shapers”, and I don’t know there’s anything more I can add to that description. One day, with a lot of hard work and even more luck, yours truly might be known as the “Michelangelo of low budget surfboard…

Continue reading
Shred Sledz Weekend Grab Bag

Classic Noseriders & More

Greetings, Shredderz! Welcome to the latest edition of the Weekend Grab Bag. Yes, it’s technically a Monday, but as we celebrate Martin Luther King Day, I figured we can simultaneously reflect upon the legacy of a true civil rights icon and check out some righteous sleds. Per Weekend Grab Bag rules, all the…

Continue reading
Sagas of Shred

1967 Bing Surfboards Ad

Greetings, Shredderz! Today we’ve got an amazing Bing Surfboards ad all the way back from 1967. I found this ad on Pinterest. Link to the original image can be found here. First, I love the hand drawn artwork. I don’t know who the artist is but the result is an ad that grabs…

Continue reading

Vintage Channel Islands Thruster

Greetings, Shredderz! Today we’ve got a board for you straight from my own humble quiver, with photos taken by yours truly. As much as I love finding gems on Craigslist — especially if there are great photos included — one goal for the upcoming year is to feature more boards that I have…

Continue reading
Clipz

More Devon Howard

Greetings, Shredderz! A few weeks back I was deep in a YouTube rabbit hole when I realized that Devon Howard had quietly uploaded two videos to his channel. I’m a bit blown away by the fact that these edits don’t have a ton of views, but I guess surf footage that isn’t posted…

Continue reading
Sagas of Shred

Sixties Gordon & Smith Skip Frye Ad

Greetings, Shredderz! Today we’ve got a Sixties ad for the classic Gordon & Smith Skip Frye Model. (For perhaps the cleanest ever G&S Skip Frye Model I have ever seen, check out this post from last year.) I’m not sure exactly when the ad appeared, but it was early enough in Surfer Magazine’s…

Continue reading

80s Ben Aipa T&C Thruster

Greetings, Shredderz! Given the non-stop swell that has been hammering Hawaii’s North Shore lately, I figured I’d feature this board from one of the unquestioned greats of Hawaiian board building. Pictured here is a killer 1986 Ben Aipa thruster shaped for Town & Country. Many thanks to the man known as Shad for…

Continue reading
Page 1/20Older