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Sagas of Shred

Free and Easy

Greetings, Shredderz! Usually the Sagas of Shred series features a different vintage surf ad every Thursday evening. Technically speaking, today’s entry isn’t an ad, per se, but I think it’s a wonderful piece of art from surf history. Pictured here is a movie poster for “Free and Easy”, a MacGillivray / Freeman movie…

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Bryce Young: Lacerating Laybacks

Greetings, Shredderz! As the holiday weekend draws to a close, enjoy some clips of Bryce Young. There’s no rhyme or reason behind this post; I just went down a YouTube rabbit hole and figured you might enjoy it, too. I am somewhat curious as to what Bryce has been up to lately. As…

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Impeccable Classic Yater Spoon

Greetings, Shredderz! Today we’ve got another classic for you, courtesy of Jason Burnett, the man behind Edinburgh-based Jay Surfboards. Check out Jay Surfboards on Instagram here. The Yater Spoon is one of a handful of classic 60s noseriders that is still going strong today. The board you see here is a somewhat newer…

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Happy Frye-Day!

Photo of Skip Frye and his quiver by Shawn Parkin. The photo is an outtake from “The Caretaker of Intangible Ingredients”, which was originally published in The Surfer’s Journal. TSJ also published a post that goes behind the scenes of the shoot, which has a bunch more awesome Skip photos. Have an excellent…

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Price Checks

It’s Called “The Ugly”

Greetings, Shredderz! For today’s Sagas of Shred entry we’ve got another smash hit from venerable Los Angeles label Con Surfboards. I originally found the ad on uglyboards.com. For starters, I love the graphic design in the ad. A lot of these 60s ads are striking in their simplicity, and while I’m generally not…

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Shred Sledz Social Media Roundup

Stussy Yard Sale, John Elwell & More

Greetings, Shredderz! See below for some social media selections from the past month or so. Pat Curren as captured by John Elwell, who sadly passed away a few weeks ago. I don’t know much about Elwell, but upon reading Richard Kenvin’s excellent tribute, it’s clear that Elwell had a huge impact on surfing…

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Jack Meyer for Ocean Pacific

Greetings, Shredderz! I’m sure many of you will be happy to learn that today’s post is light on text and heavy on the images. It’s only fitting, given that Jack Meyer‘s awesome airbrush artwork is on display. Thanks to KC for sending me the photos of this Ocean Pacific single fin pictured above….

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Championship Surfing and Rolex

Greetings, Shredderz! Today we’re switching things up just a bit. I’m not afraid to say it: what you see below is a little classier than the usual Sagas of Shred fare. I stumbled across this old Rolex ad and was surprised at how well they nailed the surf aesthetic. If you read the…

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Tudor Father & Son, Wayne Lynch & More

Greetings, Shredderz! Here are some surf flicks I’ve enjoyed recently, and I think you might, too. I love a great <5 minute surf video. Just gimme the goods and keep the pretentious shit to a minimum. Vans recently released this tidy edit of Tosh Tudor’s late season trip to Hawaii, and it strikes…

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