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Yet Another Vintage Liddle

Greetings, Shredderz! Another day, another displacement hull that commands a premium, despite (or because of?) all the dings and repairs. I am neither a hull head nor a person who complains loudly about them; it doesn’t seem like there are that many of us in the middle ground. But I can appreciate just…

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California Gold: Colors. Lines. Shapes.

Greetings, Shredderz! Scott Bass’ long running California Gold Vintage Surf Auction has another set of boards for sale, which you can view here. This collection is titled “Colors. Lines. Shapes.” and as you might expect, it’s got some collectible sleds up for grabs. Here are some favorites from the collection and some overall…

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“The Color of Winter” by Rob Machado and Pat Stacy

When was the last time you’d say you watched a beautiful surf film? Pat Stacy and Rob Machado’s “The Color of Winter” is beautiful. I don’t use that word lightly. It’s not just the visuals, either, though I could write a thousand Instagram captions on the subject. About two thirds of the way…

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1979 O’Neill Ad

Greetings, Shredderz! Today we’ve got an excellent O’Neill wetsuits ad from 1979. The ad features a stunning Bob Barbour photo of a duck dive that looks like a spot somewhere in Santa Cruz. As much as I love O’Neill, I wish I had a huge, high res version of the duck dive photo…

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Clipz Hawaii Edition: Mason Ho & More

Greetings, Shredderz! Here are some recent surf edits that caught my fancy, either filmed in Hawaii or starring people from surfing’s birthplace. Keep scrolling for more. Mason Ho and mutant slabs are a match made in heaven. Here’s Mase hunting down some cold water tubes in Scotland. Is it possible that John John…

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Donald Takayama Dale Dobson Diamond Tail

Greetings, Shredderz! There’s still not quite an hour left in Takayama Tuesday, so I’m gonna make this quick. Featured here is a very cool 8’4″ Donald Takayama Dale Dobson longboard that was recently sold on Craigslist. Pics are all via the original listing. This board is a trip, and as far as I…

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Liddle Inbetweener Model

Greetings, Shredderz! I myself am not a huge Liddle guy. I have yet to ride one, and riding some of Marc Andreini’s boards is the closest I’ve come to surfing a proper hull. I’m sure I’ll get around to it someday, so if you see me and I’m muttering to myself about minute…

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Hoy Runnels for Joel Tudor & THC Surfboards

Greetings, Shredderz! If you read Shred Sledz, you know who Joel Tudor is, and he’s probably had some influence on what boards you ride. Whether it was being the sole longboarder to earn the grudging respect of the potato chip surfboard-obsessed surf media in the 90s or 2000s, or his continued championing of…

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1984 Rip Curl Pro Poster

Greetings, Shredderz! The Sagas of Shred series here on the blog features a different vintage surf ad every Thursday evening (California time). This time around we’re switching it up a bit. It’s Easter this Sunday, which means it’s time for the venerable Rip Curl Pro, held at Bells Beach in Torquay, Australia, future…

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