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1969 George Greenough Stage IV Fin Ad

Greetings, Shredderz! If you haven’t yet checked out the incredible archive of vintage surf fin ads available over at The Finbox, you really should. Earlier in this week I wrote up a trio of Sky Surfboards twin fin kneeboards that were based off the tri plane hull design developed by George Greenough, Chris…

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Lost Track: Atlantic Comes to a Close

Greetings, Shredderz! Today’s post is a bit bittersweet. Another episode of Torren Martyn and Ishka Folkwell’s excellent “Lost Track: Atlantic” series dropped earlier this week, but alas, it’s the fourth and final one. This time around Martyn and co make their West Africa, where they stumble upon some empty rights and surf their…

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Shred Sledz Social Media Roundup

Pulling Tape, Tri Plane Hull Trivia, & More

Greetings, Shredderz! Per the usual, keep scrolling for some recent social media highlights. Here’s a rad mini edit of Tyler Warren surfing a 5’4″ twin fin shaped by Shawn Stussy. The edit was shot by Isaac Zoller. Warren is a talented surfer and shaper and it’s cool to see whose boards he chooses…

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Reader Submissions: Airbrush Aficionado Edition

Greetings, Shredderz! I’ve said it before but it’s worth repeating: it’s awesome to hear from folks and to see photos of the boards you send in. I love talking to people about boards and surf history so feel free to drop me a line. I can’t promise I’ll get back to you quickly…

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Dedication to Innovation

Greetings, Shredderz! Per the usual Sagas of Shred rules, we’ve got another vintage surf ad for all of you. This one is a stunner of a Body Glove ad from the glory days of 1991. I originally found it on Pinterest here. From left to right: Shane Dorian, Matty Liu, Vinnie De La…

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Tri Plane Trio: Greenough & Chris Brock

Greetings, Shredderz! If you’ve been reading the blog or following along on Instagram for a while, you probably know that George Greenough is a frequent subject. Greenough’s contributions to surfboard design and performance are too numerous to cover in this post. The other thing that makes Greenough such an interesting dude is his…

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Freeline Design John Mel Twin Fin

Greetings, Shredderz! Every once in a while a cool board pops up on Craigslist that’s worth a closer look. I’ve been intrigued by John Mel’s boards, shaped under the Freeline Design label, ever since a ding repair guy swore by his. Freeline Surf Shop, also owned by the Mel family, is a longtime…

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Pat Curren for Yater Surfboards

Greetings, Shredderz! For better or for worse, we live in a time when brands are hellbent on collaborating with one another. Far too often it seems like the emphasis is on the partnership itself, and not the end product. Decades before the term “collab” started showing up in marketing meetings, legendary big wave…

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