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Joel + Tosh Tudor Down South

Privately, I’ve complained that just about every other surf edit seems to be filmed in the warm water right hand points of Oaxaca. Turns out I was sick of the surfing, not the setting. Here’s a rad little edit, shot by Hayden Garfield, showcasing Tudor père et fils down south. Check it out…

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Schroff: Sex Sells

Indoek Gallery in Ventura is currently running an exhibit titled “County Lines”, curated by Matt Wessen. The show is running through March 3, so Part of the exhibit features the groundbreaking work of Peter Schroff, who, love him or hate him, certainly knows how to stand out. Matt Titone from Indoek asked if…

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Bob Hurley for International Pro Designs

Surfing has always respected credibility — demanded it, even. It can be taken too far — surfing seems triggered by amateurs in a way that few other pursuits are — but overall, the people who work in the surf industry tend to be very good surfers. It’s honestly a bit intimidating, given that…

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A Must Watch

This is exactly what I want when I’m looking for a surf edit. It’s a minute long, it’s got a great soundtrack, and the surfing is not only thrilling, it’s unique. Best of all, there’s no fake VHS effect. Here’s Justin Quintal in the Outer Banks, doing some absolutely mind boggling things with…

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Out & About with Ryan Burch

Ryan Burch is one of the most compelling surfer / shapers in the world. He’s surely one of the most versatile, capable of looking equally at ease perched on the nose in mediocre Southern California surf, or charging the hollow barrels of Cloudbreak. His boards look insane, too. And in the utter madness…

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G&S Terry Goldsmith Channel Bottom Twin Fin

For whatever reason, vintage G&S boards have been top of mind lately. I’m consistently blown away by the level of craftsmanship that goes into these boards. Whether it’s the airbrushes, the resin pin lines or everything in between, they exhibit a level of care and know how that, for whatever reason, doesn’t seem…

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Shred Sledz Social Media Roundup

Palm Springs to Sunset Beach: Social Media Roundup

Love the content; hate the algorithm. If you’re sick of doomscrolling but still want to keep abreast of the latest happenings in surfing, see below for a quick selection of stoke-inducing posts. We’ve got Mason Ho at a new, landlocked wave pool; a 45 year old Diffenderfer stick at Sunset Beach; and a…

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A New Project

I’ve started a new email newsletter that collects the best surf content and puts it into one quick, easy to read update. You can sign up for it here, and you can see the most recent issue here. So why an email newsletter? Here’s my explanation, from the most recent issue: Let me…

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Some G&S Swallow Tail Singles

I’m not sure why, but I have a slight fascination with vintage swallow tail single fins. Part of it has to do with the fact that the swallowtail seems to have been a somewhat unusual choice for single fins in the 70s and early 80s. I also wonder how these boards ride, and…

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John John on Big Waves

John Florence’s edits are a fixture here on Shred Sledz, not just because of his surfing — which is predictably mind blowing — but because of the artistry. For example, check out “ALEGRIA”, which documented a trip to Brazil, and seemed to capture something essential about the spirit of the country in a…

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